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Definition 1: the furthest or highest degree of something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where extreme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he carried it to extremes

(extreme is a kind of ...) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

Definition 2: the point located farthest from the middle of something - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for extreme in the sense of this definition

(extreme is a kind of ...) the outermost or farthest region or point

(... is a kind of extreme ) the highest point (of something)

"at the peak of the pyramid"

Definition 3: most distant in any direction - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where extreme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the extreme edge of town

(extreme is similar to ...) separated in space or coming from or going to a distance

"distant villages" "the sound of distant traffic" "a distant sound" "a distant telephone call"

Definition 4: far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where extreme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an extreme example
  • extreme temperatures
  • extreme danger

(extreme is similar to ...) beyond reasonable limits

"immoderate laughter" "immoderate spending"

Definition 5: of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where extreme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extreme cold
  • extreme caution
  • extreme pleasure
  • utmost contempt
  • to the utmost degree
  • in the uttermost distress

Synonyms for extreme in the sense of this definition

(extreme is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

Definition 6: beyond a norm in views or actions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where extreme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an extreme conservative
  • an extreme liberal
  • extreme views on integration
  • extreme opinions

(extreme is similar to ...) beyond reasonable limits

"immoderate laughter" "immoderate spending"

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