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utter
Used In
Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • It’s what dementors do to those they wish to destroy utterly.
  • Hermione was leaning away from Ron, looking utterly bewildered.

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  • Utterly bewildered, Harry stared at the fire.

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  • She suffered utter devastation when her child died in the accident.
  • The company is in danger of utter collapse.

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unspecified meaning
  • There was utter silence, broken by the smallest of terrified squeaks.
  • Professor Trelawney, however, did not sit down; her enormous eyes had been roving around the table, and she suddenly uttered a kind of soft scream.

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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
as in: utter a complaint Define
say something aloud
as in: utter a sound Define
make a sound with the voice
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