utter ( utters 3rd person present) ( uttering present participle) ( uttered past tense & past participle )
1 verb If someone utters sounds or words, they say them.
LITERARY He uttered a snorting laugh... V n
They departed without uttering a word. V n
2 adj You use utter to emphasize that something is great in extent, degree, or amount.
ADJ n (emphasis)
This, of course, is utter nonsense., ...this utter lack of responsibility..., A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.
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