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Extreme meaning

extreme - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. At the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit.
  2. 2. The best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly.
  3. 3. Radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions.
  4. 4. The utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity.
  5. 5. Utmost limit or degree that is supposable or tolerable; hence, furthest degree; any undue departure from the mean; -- often in the plural: things at an extreme distance from each other, the most widely different states, etc.; as, extremes of heat and cold, of virtue and vice; extremes meet.
  6. 6. An extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc.
  7. 7. Either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them.
  8. 8. The first or the last term of a proportion or series.
  9. 9. Last; final; conclusive; - said of time; as, the extreme hour of life.
  10. 10. Extended or contracted as much as possible; - said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth.
  11. 11. Outermost; utmost; excessive.
  12. 12. The utmost limit or degree; extremity.

extreme - examples of usage

  1. He was covered with an extreme confusion. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He felt himself thrown back to the beginning of life again, where everything has yet to be won; but in extreme youth one has an ignorant hope. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " These are extreme cases. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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