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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



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

SamplesAn extreme example.
Extreme temperatures.
Extreme danger.



3. extreme beyond a norm in views or actions

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



4. extreme most distant in any direction

SamplesThe extreme edge of town.



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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