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Definition of Extreme


  1. At the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit.
  2. Last; final; conclusive; -- said of time; as, the extreme hour of life.
  3. The best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly.
  4. Radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions.
  5. Extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth.
  6. The utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity.
  7. 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.
  8. An extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc.
  9. Either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them.
  10. The first or the last term of a proportion or series.

Extreme Quotations

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
Alice Walker

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.

Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.
Dalai Lama

Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.
Amy Tan

Scientists have demonstrated that dramatic, positive changes can occur in our lives as a direct result of facing an extreme challenge - whether it's coping with a serious illness, daring to quit smoking, or dealing with depression. Researchers call this 'post-traumatic growth.'
Jane McGonigal
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Extreme Translations

extreme in Afrikaans is ekstreem
extreme in Dutch is uiterst, extreem, ergst, bovenmatig
extreme in Latin is extremus
extreme in Norwegian is drastisk, ekstreme, ytterlighet, ekstrem, ytterst
extreme in Portuguese is extremo
extreme in Spanish is extremo
extreme in Swedish is ytterlighet, ytterlig