Utmost or Upmost?
Utmost or Upmost?What is the difference between "utmost" and "upmost"?
- "Utmost" means "to the greatest extent." For example:
- Success in anything is through happiness. Being happy is of the utmost importance. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)
- "Upmost" means "uppermost" or "at the highest position." For example:
- Take the upmost book from the pile.
More about "Utmost" or "Upmost"The words "utmost" and "upmost" are often confused because they sound similar and their meanings are close. However, they are not interchangeable.
More about "Utmost"The adjective "utmost" means "to the greatest extent" or "most extreme." "Utmost" is a superlative. (Although rare, it can also be used as a noun.)
Examples with utmost:
- Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good. (Fashion designer Carolina Herrera)
- I try to be me to the utmost. (Actor Donald Glover) (This is an example of "utmost" being used as a noun.)
More about "Upmost"The adjective "upmost" means "located at the top," "highest," or" most upward positioned." The word "upmost" is far rarer than "utmost" (evidence). (NB: "Upmost" is mostly seen when mistakenly used for "utmost.")
Examples with upmost:
- I placed the trophy on the upmost shelf.
- The sweetest fruit is found on the upmost branch.
Common Terms with Upmost and UtmostHere are some common terms with utmost and upmost:
Utmost (to the greatest extend):
- utmost respect
- utmost importance
- utmost attention
- utmost care
- utmost confidence
- utmost contempt
- utmost discretion
- utmost dedication
- utmost gratitude
- utmost sympathy
- utmost thanks
- upmost position
- upmost stair
- upmost ranking