Definition of uppermost in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌpəməʊst/


(also upmost) Highest in place, rank, or importance: the uppermost windows her father was uppermost in her mind
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  • Mobilizing your progressive community for the 2004 elections will be of upmost importance not only in order to preserve your constitution but also to restore the tarnished image the US is now projecting around the world.
  • The immediate issue of following through on promises of aid is, however, of the upmost importance.
  • Teach your children well, teach them about all the ‘ins and outs’, don't leave it to the schools to do, know what and when your child is learning, and of upmost importance, support them no matter what.


At or to the highest or most important position: investors put environmental concerns uppermost on their list
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  • But remember that it serves the Democrats' interests for environmental concerns to remain uppermost in people's minds.
  • Halve and deseed the peppers and place, with rounded sides uppermost, under a preheated grill until the skins blacken.
  • Put the tomatoes, cut side uppermost, in an ovenproof dish and season.

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