Meaning of EXTREME in English

■ adjective

1》 very great.

↘not usual; exceptional.

↘very severe or serious.

↘denoting or relating to a sport performed in a hazardous environment.

2》 far from moderate, especially politically.

3》 furthest from the centre or a given point.

■ noun

1》 either of two things that are as different from each other as possible.

↘the most ~ degree: ~s of temperature.

2》 Logic the subject or predicate in a proposition, or the major or minor term in a syllogism.


~ly adverb

~ness noun


ME: via OFr. from L. extremus 'outermost, utmost', superlative of exterus 'outer'.

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