What is the meaning of extreme?


  • The furthest or highest degree of something.
    • usage: "he carried it to extremes"
  • The point located farthest from the middle of something.


  • Of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity.
    • usage: "extreme cold"; "extreme caution"; "extreme pleasure"; "utmost contempt"; "to the utmost degree"; "in the uttermost distress"
  • Far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree.
    • usage: "an extreme example"; "extreme temperatures"; "extreme danger"
  • Beyond a norm in views or actions.
    • usage: "an extreme conservative"; "an extreme liberal"; "extreme views on integration"; "extreme opinions"
  • Most distant in any direction.
    • usage: "the extreme edge of town"
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