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English adjective: extreme

1. extreme of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity


SamplesExtreme cold.
Extreme caution.
Extreme pleasure.
Utmost contempt.
To the utmost degree.
In the uttermost distress.


Synonymsutmost, uttermost


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

2. extreme far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree


SamplesAn extreme example.
Extreme temperatures.
Extreme danger.


Similarimmoderate


Antonymsmoderate

3. extreme beyond a norm in views or actions


SamplesAn extreme conservative.
An extreme liberal.
Extreme views on integration.
Extreme opinions.


Similarimmoderate


Antonymsmoderate

4. extreme most distant in any direction


SamplesThe extreme edge of town.


Similardistant


Antonymsclose


English noun: extreme

1. extreme (attribute) the furthest or highest degree of something


SamplesHe carried it to extremes.


Broader (hypernym)degree, grade, level

2. extreme (location) the point located farthest from the middle of something


Synonymsextreme point, extremum


Broader (hypernym)extremity


Narrower (hyponym)acme, apex, peak, vertex









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