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utterly (adv.)

early 13c., "truly, plainly, outspokenly," from utter (v.) + -ly (1); meaning "to an absolute degree" is late 14c., from utter (adj.)). Cf similarly formed German äusserlich. Old English uterlic (adj.) meant "external."

updated on March 03, 2014

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Definitions of utterly from WordNet

utterly (adv.)
completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers;
utterly miserable
Synonyms: absolutely / perfectly / dead
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