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Utter Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    utter adj
  1. 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" [syn: 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)]
  2. total; "dead silence"; "utter seriousness" [syn: dead(a), utter(a)] v
  3. articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse" [syn: express, verbalize, verbalise, give tongue to]
  4. express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand" [syn: emit, let out, let loose}]
  5. express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize" [syn: talk, speak, mouth, verbalize, verbalise]
  6. put into circulation; "utter counterfeit currency"
Utter Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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]19
  1. See Out, and cf. Utter, a.]
  2. To put forth or out; to reach out. [Obs.] How bragly [proudly] it begins to bud, And utter his tender head. --Spenser.
  3. To dispose of in trade; to sell or vend. [Obs.] Such mortal drugs I have, but Mantua's law Is death to any he that utters them. --Shak. They bring it home, and utter it commonly by the name of Newfoundland fish. --Abp. Abbot.
  4. 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,
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  • Utterance: the legal term | Uttering Utter | the surname | Utter (surname An utterance is a complete unit of speech in spoken language . ...
  • Uttering: In the law of countries whose legal systems derive from English common law , uttering is a crime similar to forgery . Uttering and ...
  • Swingin' Utters: Swingin' Utters (often typeset as $wingin' Utter$, and originally called Johnny Peebucks and the Swingin' Utters) is a Californian punk ...
  • Charlie Utter: Charles H. Utter (Colorado Charlie) (b. near Niagara Falls, New York , around 1838 – death unknown after 1912) was an early figure in the ...
  • George H. Utter: George Herbert Utter (July 24, 1854 - November 3, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island and the 49th Governor of Rhode Island ...
  • Utter (surname): Utter is a surname, and may refer to: Charlie Utter (1838-1912), American prospector. Douglas Max Utter (born 1950), American painter ...
  • Utter Madness: Utter Madness is a greatest hits album by the British pop band Madness , released in 1986 at the time of their original split. ...
  • Utter Inn: Utter Inn (Swedish ) or in English, Otter Inn, is an art project by Mikael Genberg which offers underwater accommodation to the public. ...
  • Dennis Utter: Dennis Utter (born February 21, 1939, in Wheatland, Wyoming ) is a Nebraska state senator from Hastings, Nebraska , United States , in ...

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* It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. - Aristotle

* More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. - Woody Allen

* When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. It is much more nearly certain that we are assembled here tonight than it is that this or that political party is in the right. Certainly there are degrees of certainty, and one should be very careful to emphasize that fact, because otherwise one is landed in an utter skepticism, and complete skepticism would, of course, be totally barren and completely useless. - Bertrand Russell


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  • Foley killing an 'utter betrayal': British foreign secretary
    Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says the killing of US journalist James Foley by a man speaking with an English accent was an "utter betrayal of our country". There is growing concern in London that British passport holders who travel to fight in Iraq and Syria could return to commit attacks on British soil. The Islamic State (IS) jihadist Read more on this news related to 'Utter'
  • Labour Recreation Policy is Utter Hypocrisy Says Dunne
    UnitedFuture Leader Hon Peter Dunne and Outdoors spokesperson Alan Simmons thoroughly reject the Labour Party’s assertion they will promote outdoor recreation. Read more on this news related to 'Utter'
  • Deep down, Mr Oily still regards MPs with utter contempt: QUENTIN LETTS sees the under-fire Speaker wriggling in the ...
    Here was the Speaker – the Speaker of our House of Commons! – as a figure reduced, conquered, caught. How far we have fallen since Bernard Weatherill and Betty Boothroyd. Read more on this news related to 'Utter'

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