(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. total, complete, entire; extreme, unusual; unqualified; stark, sheer, downright, absolute.
See completion, greatness, certainty. —v. t. speak, voice; pronounce, express, enunciate, deliver; issue, emit. See speech, disclosure.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. complete, total, thorough; see absolute 1 .
Syn. pronounce, talk, express, come out with, articulate, voice, whisper, mutter, shout, exclaim, enunciate, air, speak, tell, declaim, phonate, disclose, declare, say, phrase, word, assert, affirm, asseverate, ejaculate, vocalize, proclaim, give tongue to, recite, broach, blurt out, let fall, announce.
Syn.- utter implies the communication of an idea or feeling by means of vocal sounds, such as words, exclamations, etc. [ he uttered a sigh of relief ] ; express , the broadest of these terms, suggests a revealing of ideas, feelings, one's personality, etc. by means of speech, action, or creative work [ to express oneself in music ] ; voice suggests expression through words, either spoken or written [voicing one's opinions in letters to the editor ] ; broach suggests the utterance or mention of an idea to someone for the first time [ I'll broach the subject to her at dinner ] ; enunciate suggests the announcement or open attestation of some idea [ to enunciate a theory, doctrine, etc. ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
speak, say, vocalize, emit, articulate, enunciate, voice, state, verbalize, assert, declare, shout, come out with, mouth.
thorough, complete, absolute, outright, out-and-out, total, sheer, pure, perfect, unmitigated.
ANT.: partial, rather
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To produce or make (speech sounds): articulate, enunciate, pronounce, say, vocalize. See WORDS. 2. To put into words: articulate, communicate, convey, declare, express, say, state, talk, tell, vent, verbalize, vocalize, voice. Idiom: give tongue (or vent or voice) to. See WORDS.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Completely such, without qualification or exception: absolute, all-out, arrant, complete, consummate, crashing, damned, dead, downright, flat, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plain, pure, sheer2, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unbounded, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved. Informal: flat-out, positive. Chiefly British: blooming. See BIG, LIMITED.

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  • Utter — Ut ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Uttered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Uttering}.] [OE. outren, freq. of outen to utter, put out, AS. [=u]tian to put out, eject, fr. [=u]t out. [root]198. See {Out}, and cf. {Utter}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To put forth or out; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Utter — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: George H. Utter (1854–1912), US amerikanischer Politiker Tobias Utter (* 1962), hessischer Landtagsabgeordneter (CDU) Werner Utter (1921–2006), Chefpilot und Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Lufthansa AG,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • utter — Ⅰ. utter [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ complete; absolute. DERIVATIVES utterly adverb. ORIGIN Old English, «outer». Ⅱ. utter [2] ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

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  • utter — vb 1 *say, tell, state Analogous words: enunciate, *articulate, pronounce: *speak, talk 2 *express, vent, voice, broach, air, ventilate Analogous words: enunciate, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • utter — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, remote, from Old English ūtera outer, comparative adjective from ūt out, adverb more at out Date: 15th century carried to the utmost point or highest degree ; absolute, total < utter darkness > < utter… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • utter */ — I UK [ˈʌtə(r)] / US [ˈʌtər] verb [transitive] Word forms utter : present tense I/you/we/they utter he/she/it utters present participle uttering past tense uttered past participle uttered literary 1) to say something As soon as he d uttered the… …   English dictionary

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