(adjective, verb, adverb)


1. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

- utter nonsense

Similar word(s): unmitigated, arrant, complete, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, unadulterated

2. complete and absolute

- utter seriousness

Similar word(s): complete, blank

Sentences with utter as an adjective:

- utter ruin; utter darkness


1. (obsolete) Further out; further away, outside.


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

- He uttered a curse

Similar word(s): express, verbalise, verbalize

Definition categories: communication

2. express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

- He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

Similar word(s): emit

Definition categories: communication

3. express in speech

Similar word(s): mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize

Definition categories: communication, communicate, intercommunicate

4. put into circulation

- utter counterfeit currency

Definition categories: motion, circulate, distribute

Sentences with utter as a verb:

- Don't you utter another word!

- Sally uttered a sigh of relief.

- The dog uttered a growling bark.

- Sally is uttering some fairly strange things in her illness.

- Sally's car uttered a hideous shriek when she applied the brakes.