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utter
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1  —9 uses as in:
utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • My difficulty arose from the fact that the clips were utterly overwhelming.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (45% in)
  • The disturbing thing about the test is that it shows that our unconscious attitudes may be utterly incompatible with our stated conscious values.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (41% in)
  • But that was an utterly conventional kind of war: two heavily armed and organized forces meeting and fighting in an open battlefield.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (11% in)
  • What is terrifying about improv is the fact that it appears utterly random and chaotic.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (31% in)
  • And all of the ballyhooed techniques used by the armies of market researchers at CBS utterly failed to distinguish between these two very different emotions.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (69% in)
  • On the screen, Kaelin moved forward to answer the question, and in that fraction of a second, his face was utterly transformed.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (41% in)
  • The police procedure, in other words, is for my benefit: it means that the only way the officer will ever draw his gun on me is if I engage in a drawn-out and utterly unambiguous sequence of actions.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (84% in)
  • The officer's account is a beautiful example of how a high-stress moment—in the right hands—can be utterly transformed: It was dusk.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (91% in)
  • Two towering white men, utterly out of place in that neighborhood and at that time of night, have confronted him.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (96% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in Blink.

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?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Ted Williams could hit a baseball as well as anyone in history, and he could explain with utter confidence how to do it.
    Two — The Locked Door (83% in)
  • It's why picking the right candidate for a job is so difficult and why, on more occasions than we may care to admit, utter mediocrities sometimes end up in positions of enormous responsibility.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (19% in)
  • "You cannot prejudge people in this business," he said over and over when we met, and each time he used that phrase, his face took on a look of utter conviction.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (70% in)
  • They acted with utter confidence, because their Operational Net Assessment matrixes told them where Red Team's vulnerabilities were, what Red Team's next move was likely to be, and what Red Team's range of options was.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (22% in)
  • The opposite was true: they seemed to talk only to heighten their anticipation of the next bite, and when the next bite came, their faces took on a look of utter absorption.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (74% in)
  • Finally, they saw what they were looking for: when Mary's doctor asked her about her plans for the future, a look of utter despair flashed across her face so quickly that it was almost imperceptible.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (36% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" in Blink.

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