upmost vs utmost : Common Errors in English

About upmost vs utmost

“Upmost” can mean “uppermost,” referring to something on top. But usually this word is a mistake for “utmost,” meaning “most extreme.” “Utmost” is related to words like “utter,” as in “The birthday party was utter chaos.”

upmost Meaning(s)

  • (s) at or nearest to the top

utmost Meaning(s)

  • (n) the greatest possible degree
  • (s) of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
  • (s) highest in extent or degree
  • (s) (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order

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    on July 7, 2013 Source: TechCrunch

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    "I eliminated Virginia Tech because they don't offer a sports management program. And with South Carolina, the professor just didn't wow us. I have the utmost respect for Virginia Tech and South Carolina, and their coaches, and wish them the best of luck.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Philly.com

  2. Tom Coronel shows competitive spirit at Moscow Raceway

    Moscow – Tom Coronel did his utmost in the eleventh and twelfth round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship at Moscow Raceway. In qualifying, he was only seven hundredths of a second slower than pole-sitter Yvan Muller. The 41-year old Dutch driver started into the first race with a fresh set of tyres on his ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC, but again ended up behind French driver ... Keep reading
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Motorsport.com

  3. Lazio stage mock funeral procession for Roma after beating them in Coppa Italia final

    Two weeks ago, Lazio defeated AS Roma in the Coppa Italia final at their shared home, the Stadio Olimpico. Rather than immediately rub the victory into the faces of their fierce Rome rivals, Lazio fans showed the utmost pretend decorum … Continue reading ?
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports

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