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Language: Old English
Origin: utera 'further out, outer', from ut 'out'

utter

1 adjective
     
ut‧ter1 [only before noun]
complete - used especially to emphasize that something was very bad, or that a feeling was very strong:
This company treats its employees with utter contempt.
I watched in complete and utter horror as he pulled out a gun.
fifteen years of utter confusion

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