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utmost

Pronunciation: /ˈʌtməʊst/

Translation of utmost in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 (greatest) mayor, sumo with the utmost care con el mayor cuidado, con sumo cuidado of the utmost importance de suma importancia, sumamente importante, importantísimo with the utmost haste/caution con la mayor celeridad/cautela
    Example sentences
    • The training of our nation to respond to the many threats we face is of utmost importance.
    • I am quite possibly a better man for having known him and, for that, he has my utmost thanks and respect.
    • They deserve our utmost respect and recognition for simply making the Olympic team.
    1.2 (farthest) [edge/limit] extremo to the utmost ends of the earth hasta los confines de la tierra

noun/nombre

  • to do one's utmost (to + infinitive/infinitivo) esforzarse* al máximo or hacer* todo lo posible (para + infinitive/infinitivo) to the utmost al máximo the utmost in luxury el súmmum del lujo, el no va más en lujo [colloquial/familiar]

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