What is another word for utterly?

Pronunciation: [ˈʌtəli] (IPA)

Utterly is a word that means completely or totally. There are numerous synonyms for utterly, including entirely, wholly, fully, thoroughly, absolutely, perfectly, downright, and downrightly. Each of these synonyms can be used in place of utterly to convey the same or similar meanings. Entirely and wholly are interchangeable with utterly when emphasizing that something is complete or lacking in any way. Fully and thoroughly are used similarly to indicate that something has been done extensively. Absolutely emphasizes the degree to which something is certain, while downright and downrightly convey a sense of bluntness or honesty that is even stronger than utterly.

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What are the opposite words for utterly?

Utterly is an adverb that means completely, totally, or absolutely. Its antonyms can be words like partly, somewhat, or incompletely, as these words indicate a degree or level of completeness that is less than what utterly represents. Another antonym of utterly can be partly, which suggests a partial or incomplete situation. In addition, barely, somewhat, slightly, or hardly are other antonyms that can be used in some contexts. Alternatively, antonyms can also be the opposite of what utterly implies, such as partially, incompletely, or barely. Each of these words relates to the level of completeness, or lack thereof, and offers an alternative perspective on what utterly expresses.

Usage examples for Utterly

That night they thought it safe to sleep, and lay down utterly exhausted.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
What strange and yet what utterly delightful people the Stevens were!
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
The dark head was bowed; Betty broke down utterly into crying for the second time that day.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay

Famous quotes with Utterly

  • A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
  • It is up to you to decide that this has lasted long enough, that our boys are dying to serve no British interest but for the interests of a small clique of utterly unscrupulous men.
    John Amery
  • The great secret behind classified projects is that most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them.
    Kevin J. Anderson
  • Garry Marshall is a joy. I feel so utterly safe in his hands.
    Julie Andrews
  • All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
    Roger Bacon

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