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Meaning & Definition of Extreme in English

English

Extreme

/ɛkstrim/

noun

1. The furthest or highest degree of something

  • "He carried it to extremes"
    synonym:
  • extreme

2. The point located farthest from the middle of something

    synonym:
  • extreme point
  • ,
  • extreme
  • ,
  • extremum

adjective

1. Of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity

  • "Extreme cold"
  • "Extreme caution"
  • "Extreme pleasure"
  • "Utmost contempt"
  • "To the utmost degree"
  • "In the uttermost distress"
    synonym:
  • extreme
  • ,
  • utmost(a)
  • ,
  • uttermost(a)

2. Far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree

  • To an utmost degree
  • "An extreme example"
  • "Extreme temperatures"
  • "Extreme danger"
    synonym:
  • extreme

3. Beyond a norm in views or actions

  • "An extreme conservative"
  • "An extreme liberal"
  • "Extreme views on integration"
  • "Extreme opinions"
    synonym:
  • extreme

4. Most distant in any direction

  • "The extreme edge of town"
    synonym:
  • extreme

Examples of using

It's an extreme case.
A blizzard is an example of extreme weather conditions.
They're having extreme money problems.