uppermost - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈʌpə(r)ˌməʊst/
  1. 1
    more important or urgent than anything else in a particular situation

    Just surviving the storm became uppermost.

    uppermost in someone’s mind/thoughts:

    The child’s welfare is always uppermost in our minds.

     Synonyms and related words
     Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    at the top, or in a higher position

    Water penetrates the uppermost surface of the rock.

derived word

uppermost

 

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adverb

She held out her hand with the palm uppermost.