Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Farthest down; lowest.

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  • adj. farthest down; lowest

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lowest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lowest; undermost: as, the nethermost hell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. farthest down

Etymologies

From nether + most (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Styron writes, “Incomplete mourning has validity… and it is also true that in the nethermost depths of suicidal behavior one is still subconsciously dealing with immense loss while trying to surmount all the effects of its devastation.”

    History of a Suicide

  • "This should be deja vu for Melissa," jokes Joan, in reference to the daughter glimpsing the mother's nethermost region.

    Mama mia! It's Rivers overload in superfluous 'Joan & Melissa'

  • Colve sentenced English post rider John Sharpe to “the inner and nethermost Dungeon” for four days, and banished him for ten years.

    The King's Best Highway

  • And the woman lossened then Adam's uppermost garment, and he likewise loosened hers; and she loosened his nethermost garment, and the man then loosened her nethermost garment; until they were out of their garments both, and likewise of their minds.

    Tony Hendra: Not The Bible -- The Ultimate and Eternal Parody

  • But straightway as they sped over the wide Cretan sea night scared them, that night which they name the Pall of Darkness; the stars pierced not that fatal night nor the beams of the moon, but black chaos descended from heaven, or haply some other darkness came, rising from the nethermost depths.

    The Argonautica

  • "We know of nothing so agonizing upon Earth -- we can dream of nothing half so hideous in the realms of the nethermost hell," he wrote in the short story "The Premature Burial."

    A Man Called Freud

  • You all have neither lives nor vocabularies: you are nothing but the nethermost dingleberries on the ass of Shub Niggurath, Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young.

    it’s No Name-Calling Week, mofos! « raincoaster

  • I was just thinkling upon that, swees Mooksey, but, for all the rime on my raisins, if I connow make my submission, I can-nos give you up, the Gripes whimpered from nethermost of his wanhope.

    Finnegans Wake

  • A scoundrel from the topmost hair of his head, to the nethermost atom of his heel.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Heraclitus, that it is after the manner of the turning of a boat, when the concave seems uppermost to our sight, and the convex nethermost.

    Essays and Miscellanies

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