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English noun: extremity

1. extremity (body) an external body part that projects from the body


SamplesIt is important to keep the extremities warm.


Synonymsappendage, member


Broader (hypernym)external body part


Narrower (hyponym)chela, chelicera, claw, dactyl, digit, fang, fin, limb, mouthpart, nipper, parapodium, pincer, pleopod, swimmeret

2. extremity (state) an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)


Broader (hypernym)adversity, hard knocks, hardship


Narrower (hyponym)bitter end

3. extremity (state) the greatest or utmost degree


SamplesThe extremity of despair.


Broader (hypernym)ultimacy, ultimateness

4. extremity (location) the outermost or farthest region or point


Broader (hypernym)part, region


Narrower (hyponym)bound, boundary, bounds, end, extreme, extreme point, extremum, limit, terminal

5. extremity (body) that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso


Broader (hypernym)external body part


Narrower (hyponym)finger, hand, manus, mitt, paw, pedal extremity, toe, vertebrate foot


Part meronymlimb









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