[ UK /ɛkstɹˈiːm/ ]
[ US /ɛkˈstɹim/ ]
  1. beyond a norm in views or actions
    an extreme liberal
    an extreme conservative
    extreme views on integration
    extreme opinions
  2. most distant in any direction
    the extreme edge of town
  3. far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree
    extreme danger
    extreme temperatures
    an extreme example
  4. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
    utmost contempt
    in the uttermost distress
    extreme pleasure
    extreme caution
    to the utmost degree
    extreme cold
  1. the furthest or highest degree of something
    he carried it to extremes
  2. the point located farthest from the middle of something
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How To Use extreme In A Sentence

  • He added: 'I consider them insidious and extremely dangerous. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unless the radar signal is normal to some surface (extremely low probability) the radar receives no return.
  • You should need some extreme persuasion - far more than the directors say-so in the accounts - to decide that a company bleeding cash might be turning a profit.
  • Suppose you were driving your car on a rainy night, or an extremely hot night. Christianity Today
  • Regardless of how skilled she knew she was, the extreme risk and danger of what she was about to undertake wasn't lost on her.
  • Cayenne pepper, which easily loses its red colour, was tinted with cinnabar, an extremely poisonous mercury compound.
  • Pediatricians are once again extremely busy this winter as patients with asthma symptoms - the most common disease among children - are crowding into respiratory clinics.
  • I think it's certainly quite a lot of the comedy that I've been involved in is quite extreme, if you like, and the extremity is part of what's funny about it.
  • Penicillin was an extremely significant medical discovery.
  • We are extremely delighted to hear of your scholarship to Beijing University.You are worthy of success.Best wishes for your bright future.
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