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1. utter

verb. ['ˈʌtɝ'] articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise.

Synonyms

  • express
  • shout
  • cry out
  • get off
  • vociferate
  • give tongue to
  • voice
  • throw
  • verbalize
  • marvel
  • blaspheme
  • verbalise
  • clamor
  • cry
  • represent
  • say
  • pooh-pooh
  • breathe
  • platitudinize
  • swear
  • exclaim
  • curse
  • imprecate
  • call out
  • cuss
  • state
  • clamour
  • raise
  • outcry
  • pour out
  • hurl
  • tell
  • wish
  • drop

Antonyms

  • sufficient
  • anticyclone
  • loud
  • refined

Etymology

  • utera (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • utor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word utter


1. Verb, base form
Going the silent route allowed trade to move along swiftly without anyone having to utter a word.

2. Adjective
When a cat's senses fail him, he may resort to yowling and screaming out of utter confusion.

Quotes containing the word utter


1. There was a time when I thought dudes had friendship all figured out. The focus on eating things in front of giant screens, pretending to punch one another, competing over who can utter the grossest and most profane personal insults imaginable - this struck me as the very apex of human social exchange.
- Lynn Coady

2. I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?
- C.S. Lewis

3. If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards!
- Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

2. utter

adjective. ['ˈʌtɝ'] without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.

Synonyms

  • unmitigated
  • complete
  • pure
  • arrant
  • consummate
  • double-dyed
  • sodding
  • stark
  • everlasting
  • gross
  • staring
  • thoroughgoing
  • perfect

Antonyms

  • up
  • high
  • elated
  • estimable

Etymology

  • utera (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • utor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. utter

verb. ['ˈʌtɝ'] express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words).

Synonyms

  • chirp
  • baa
  • neigh
  • low
  • spit
  • tut-tut
  • groan
  • gurgle
  • sputter
  • miaou
  • wolf-whistle
  • echo
  • sing
  • deliver
  • smack
  • hiss
  • pant
  • cronk
  • whinny
  • bleat
  • squall
  • quack
  • let loose
  • mew
  • holler
  • volley
  • wrawl
  • yammer
  • cheep
  • cry
  • coo
  • sibilate
  • honk
  • scream
  • rumble
  • lift
  • hoot
  • yowl
  • croak
  • gobble
  • moo
  • gibber
  • bark
  • repeat
  • growl
  • chirrup
  • tsk
  • emit
  • blat
  • bite out
  • give
  • break into
  • miaow
  • squeal
  • trumpet
  • shout
  • call
  • oink
  • chorus
  • hem
  • snort
  • blate
  • let out
  • churr
  • splutter
  • chirr
  • hee-haw
  • peep
  • bray
  • troat
  • hollo
  • heave
  • grunt
  • shoot
  • howl
  • moan
  • grumble
  • click
  • crow
  • tut
  • whirr
  • sigh
  • haw
  • clack
  • whicker
  • meow
  • spit out
  • yell
  • cluck
  • bellow
  • roar
  • siss
  • caw
  • gargle
  • cackle
  • sizz
  • nicker
  • nasale

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • applaud
  • cheer
  • qualified

Etymology

  • utera (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • utor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. utter

verb. ['ˈʌtɝ'] express in speech.

Synonyms

  • talk of
  • tittle-tattle
  • talk about
  • murmur
  • enthuse
  • blabber
  • sing
  • deliver
  • mutter
  • intercommunicate
  • hiss
  • blunder out
  • bumble
  • stutter
  • jabber
  • drone
  • blubber
  • communicate
  • rabbit on
  • prattle
  • yack
  • present
  • lip off
  • yap away
  • sibilate
  • snivel
  • drone on
  • spout
  • piffle
  • blurt
  • ejaculate
  • gibber
  • bark
  • whine
  • chatter
  • troll
  • speak
  • generalize
  • slur
  • inflect
  • babble
  • speak in tongues
  • shout
  • snarl
  • stammer
  • twaddle
  • tattle
  • intone
  • mumble
  • gabble
  • verbalize
  • maunder
  • vocalize
  • rasp
  • mussitate
  • bay
  • peep
  • yack away
  • shoot one's mouth off
  • speak up
  • read
  • prate
  • snap
  • blab
  • swallow
  • rave
  • modulate
  • whiff
  • jaw
  • rant
  • blurt out
  • phonate
  • verbalise
  • blubber out
  • chant
  • clack
  • palaver
  • falter
  • open up
  • whisper
  • generalise
  • talk
  • gulp
  • siss
  • mouth
  • begin
  • cackle
  • blunder
  • sizz
  • tone
  • vocalise
  • rattle on

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • utera (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • utor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. utter

adjective. ['ˈʌtɝ'] complete.

Synonyms

  • dead

Antonyms

  • tall
  • superior

Etymology

  • utera (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • utor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. utter

verb. ['ˈʌtɝ'] put into circulation.

Synonyms

  • distribute
  • pass on
  • circulate

Antonyms

  • ground stroke
  • laugh
  • keep down
  • fall

Etymology

  • utera (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • utor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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