What does utter mean?

Definitions for utter
ˈʌt ərut·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word utter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulterated(adj)

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"

  2. dead(a), utter(verb)

    complete

    "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness"

  3. express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to(verb)

    articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

    "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"

  4. utter, emit, let out, let loose(verb)

    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

    "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

  5. talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise(verb)

    express in speech

    "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

  6. utter(verb)

    put into circulation

    "utter counterfeit currency"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utter(adj)

    outer

  2. Utter(adj)

    situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the center; outer

  3. Utter(adj)

    complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter ruin; utter darkness

  4. Utter(adj)

    peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an utter refusal or denial

  5. Utter(adj)

    to put forth or out; to reach out

  6. Utter(adj)

    to dispose of in trade; to sell or vend

  7. Utter(adj)

    hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as currency; to cause to pass in trade; -- often used, specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or coins, forged or fraudulent documents, and the like; as, to utter coin or bank notes

  8. Utter(adj)

    to give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to speak; to pronounce

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Utter

    ut′ėr, adj. farthest out: extreme: total: perfect.—adv. Utt′erly.—n. Utt′erness, quality of being extreme. [A.S. útor, outer—út, out.]

  2. Utter

    ut′ėr, v.t. to circulate: to publish abroad: to speak.—adj. Utt′erable, that may be uttered or expressed.—ns. Utt′erableness; Utt′erance, act of uttering: manner of speaking: pronunciation: expression; Utt′erer; Utt′ering, circulation.—adj. Utt′erless, that cannot be uttered in words. [A.S. útian, to put out—út, out.]

Editors Contribution

  1. UTTER

    Short way of saying, "Mutter". (Example; "He uttered something under his breath.)

    Submitted by rinat on December 20, 2020  

How to pronounce utter?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of utter in a Sentence

  1. Welles Orr:

    I don't think any responsible member of Congress would oppose the USMCA and see NAFTA withdrawn. That would cause utter havoc in the markets, disrupt our agreements and disrupt our supply chains.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Former Sen. Bob Dole said. Former Sen. Bob Dole served in both the House and the Senate, before becoming the Republican Party’s nominee for the White House in 1996 – an election Former Sen. Bob Dole lost to Bill Clinton. Oh my gosh, Former Sen. Bob Dole is Former Sen. Bob Dole. I ’m so honored to have Former Sen. Bob Dole support and honored to have the support of literally hundreds of veterans, the policies of the Obama administration have left the Veterans Administration in an utter mess and one of my first priorities as president will be to fix this broken system and give our veterans the care they deserve. I ’m thankful for Senator Dole’s valued advice.

  3. Jane Nettleton:

    Those same Republicans that have been bashing Obama are just going to utter the word 'communist' instead of 'socialist' and that's going to scare a lot of people, i think it would be political suicide, frankly.

  4. Leonard Mlodinow:

    Nothing projects intelligence quite like confidence. When you believe in yourself, it shows, and research shows that believing in yourself improves your performance on cognitive tasks. Self-doubt, on the other hand, impairs your performance. What’s worse is that other people pick up on this doubt, which makes you appear less intelligent to them. If you want people to believe in you, you have to believe in yourself. If you’re really smart, you should n’t have to use big words to broadcast it. True intelligence speaks for itself, so you don’t have to show off your impressive vocabulary. In addition, you always run the chance of being wrong. Using a big word incorrectly makes you look, well, not so smart. So, if you want to appear more intelligent, stop studying the dictionary and just focus on communicating effectively. Related : 8 Great Tricks for Reading People's Body Language Communication expert Leonard Mlodinow makes the case that even if two people say exactly the same thing, the one who says it most expressively will be perceived as being smarter. If two speakers utter exactly the same words, but one speaks a little faster and louder and with fewer pauses and greater variation in volume, that speaker will be judged to be more energetic, knowledgeable, and intelligent.

  5. Glenn Grothman:

    Wake up FCC and begin to do your job, the moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency.

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  • نطقArabic
  • абсалю́тныBelarusian
  • dir, pronunciar, balbucejar, emetre, absolut, total, balbotejar, incondicionalCatalan, Valencian
  • pronést, vydat (zvuk), vyřknout, blekotat, dát do oběhu penízeCzech
  • komplet, udtrykke, udstøde, fuldkommen, ytreDanish
  • äußern, ausstoßen, völligGerman
  • eldiriEsperanto
  • emitir, pronunciar, balbucear, total, completoSpanish
  • äärimmäinen, inahtaa, päästää, tuottaa, sanoa, virkkaa, houria, täydellinenFinnish
  • absolu, prononcer, total, émettreFrench
  • utterIrish
  • deargScottish Gaelic
  • पूर्णHindi
  • kiejt, kimond, teljes, megszólalHungarian
  • assoluto, pronunciare, proferire, emettere, esalare, dire, tirare, totale, biascicare, completoItalian
  • מוּחלָטHebrew
  • 発する, 述べるJapanese
  • ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣKannada
  • 전적인Korean
  • effor, proloquor, loquorLatin
  • ytre, fullstendig, utstøte, utstøyte, renNorwegian
  • uiten, zeggen, voortbrengen, produceren, uitbrengenDutch
  • ytre, rein, fullstendigNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mamrotaćPolish
  • falar, pronunciar, emitir, totalmente, dizer, balbuciar, completamentePortuguese
  • издать, издавать, выговаривать, полный, говорить, выговорить, сущий, произносить, произнести, сказатьRussian
  • číry, úplný, totálnySlovak
  • reči, oglasiti se, skrajni, izgovoritiSlovene
  • fullständig, yttra, utstöta, ren, ge tillSwedish
  • முற்றிலும்Tamil
  • по́вний, цілкови́тий, абсолю́тнийUkrainian
  • بالکلUrdu
  • thốt raVietnamese
  • 说出Chinese
  • phimisaZulu

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. dint
    • B. jab
    • C. elan
    • D. reciprocal

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