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Upmost vs. Utmost: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on November 27, 2023
Upmost is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is utmost. Utmost means the greatest or highest degree possible.

Which is correct: Upmost or Utmost

How to spell Utmost?

Upmost is Incorrect

Utmost is Correct

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Key Differences

Recall that utmost has 'most' in it, indicating the highest extent.
Huma Saeed
Nov 27, 2023
Use the mnemonic: "At the utmost level, you give your 'ut'-most effort."
Harlon Moss
Nov 27, 2023
Note that 'utmost' lacks the 'p' found in 'up', indicating a different meaning.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023
Connect utmost with uttermost, emphasizing the 'ut' prefix.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023
Remember that utmost is similar to ultimate, both suggesting the highest degree.
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Nov 27, 2023
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Utmost Definitions

The greatest or maximum degree; the highest extent.
She put her utmost effort into the project.
Huma Saeed
Nov 16, 2023
Showing the greatest amount of effort, skill, or determination.
The athlete performed with utmost dedication.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 16, 2023
Of the highest or most extreme level of quality or importance.
Confidentiality is of utmost importance in this matter.
Sara Rehman
Nov 16, 2023
The most extreme; the outermost or farthest.
The explorer reached the utmost edge of the uncharted territory.
Harlon Moss
Nov 16, 2023
Being or doing the best to the greatest degree.
He showed the utmost respect to his elders.
Harlon Moss
Nov 16, 2023
Being or situated at the most distant limit or point; farthest
The utmost tip of the peninsula.
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023
Of the highest or greatest degree, amount, or intensity; most extreme
A matter of the utmost importance.
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023
The greatest possible amount, degree, or extent; the maximum
Worked every day to the utmost of her abilities.
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of utmost?

Utmost does not have a direct verb form.
Huma Saeed
Nov 27, 2023

Which vowel is used before utmost?

The vowel 'u' is used in 'utmost'.
Harlon Moss
Nov 27, 2023

Why is it called utmost?

Utmost is called so from the Old English 'ūtmest', meaning furthest out or extreme.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the pronunciation of utmost?

Utmost is pronounced as /ˈʌt.moʊst/.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the root word of utmost?

The root word of utmost is the Old English 'ūtmest'.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Which conjunction is used with utmost?

"And" is often used with utmost (e.g., utmost care and attention).
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

Is utmost a noun or adjective?

Utmost is primarily an adjective.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Is utmost an abstract noun?

Yes, utmost can function as an abstract noun.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 27, 2023

Is utmost a negative or positive word?

Utmost is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 27, 2023

Which preposition is used with utmost?

"Of" is commonly used with utmost (e.g., of utmost importance).
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

Is utmost an adverb?

No, utmost is not an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Nov 27, 2023

Is utmost a vowel or consonant?

The word utmost starts with the vowel letter 'u'.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 27, 2023

Is the utmost term a metaphor?

Yes, utmost can be used metaphorically to describe extreme levels.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the singular form of utmost?

The singular form is "utmost."
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Is utmost a collective noun?

No, utmost is not a collective noun.
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

How do we divide utmost into syllables?

Utmost is divided as ut-most.
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

What is another term for utmost?

Maximum or supreme can be other terms for utmost.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Which determiner is used with utmost?

Determiners like "the," "his/her," or "a" can be used with utmost.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the plural form of utmost?

The plural form is "utmosts."
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Which article is used with utmost?

Both "the" and "an" can be used, depending on context.
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

Is the word utmost imperative?

No, utmost is not an imperative form.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the first form of utmost?

The first form is "utmost."
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the third form of utmost?

There is no third form as utmost is not a verb.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in utmost?

The first syllable 'ut' is stressed in utmost.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 27, 2023

What part of speech is utmost?

Utmost is an adjective.
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

What is the second form of utmost?

There is no second form as utmost is not a verb.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Is utmost a countable noun?

No, utmost is not typically used as a countable noun.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 27, 2023

How many syllables are in utmost?

There are two syllables in utmost.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the opposite of utmost?

Minimal or least is the opposite of utmost.
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

How is utmost used in a sentence?

Example: The matter requires our utmost attention and care.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023
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