Definition and Meanings for extreme

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Extreme is ranked 7,591 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of extreme

adjective, noun

Etymology of extreme

l. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. f. extr. see exterior

Meaning of extreme


as adjective

  • at the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit.
  • last; final; conclusive; -- said of time; as, the extreme hour of life.
  • the best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly.
  • radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions.
  • extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth.

as noun


    as noun

    • the utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity.
    • 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.
    • an extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc.
    • either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them.
    • the first or the last term of a proportion or series.
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