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extreme

ex·treme

extreme

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk strim
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: at the most distant point or outer limit of.
Her office was at the extreme end of the hall.These stars are at the extreme edge of our galaxy.
synonyms:
farthest, outer, outermost, utmost
antonyms:
near
similar words:
distant, faroff, outlying, peripheral, remote, removed, very
definition 2: well beyond what is considered moderate, reasonable, or within the norm.
Her political ideas were extreme.His drinking had become extreme by this point.
synonyms:
excessive, immoderate
antonyms:
conservative, moderate
similar words:
disproportionate, drastic, exorbitant, extravagant, fanatical, great, inordinate, outrageous, rabid, radical, unreasonable
definition 3: of a kind or degree well beyond the ordinary.
Extreme measures will have to be taken to prevent this crisis.The situation was one of extreme urgency at this point.The planet's extreme temperatures would make life as we know it impossible.His parents' extreme wealth set him apart from the other children.
synonyms:
exceptional, extraordinary, fantastic, remarkable
antonyms:
average
similar words:
dire, great, intense, notable, rare, terrible, uncommon, unusual
definition 4: of the highest degree, or of a very high degree; utmost.
She was in extreme pain while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.Extreme cruelty was part of his makeup.
synonyms:
supreme, utmost
antonyms:
slight
similar words:
all-out, best, great, intense, stark, ultimate
definition 5: risky or thrill-seeking, as sports or other activities that involve heights, speed, or dangerous stunts.
White-water kayaking is an extreme sport.
similar words:
hazardous, risky, thrilling
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the furthest limit or highest degree.
She went to extremes to please us.The north and south poles are the extremes of this planet.
synonyms:
ultimate, utmost
similar words:
excess, extravagance
definition 2: something that is extreme.
These attitudes are extremes; they don't represent the norm.
similar words:
extravagance, nonessential, ultimate
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derivations: extremely (adv.), extremeness (n.)
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  • extremely:
    in or to the greatest degree.