Synonyms for extreme

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : ik-streem
Phonetic Transcription : ɪkˈstrim

Top 10 synonyms for extreme Other synonyms for the word extreme

Définition of extreme

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Old French extreme (13c.), from Latin extremus "outermost, utmost, farthest, last," superlative of exterus (see exterior).
  • In English as in Latin, not always felt as a superlative, hence more extreme, most extreme (which were condemned by Johnson). The noun is first recorded 1540s, originally of the end of life, cf. Latin in extremis. Extreme unction preserves the sense of "last, latest" (15c.). Extremes "opposite ends of anything" is from 1550s.
  • adj very great
  • adj beyond reason and convention
  • adj faraway
  • noun ultimate; limit
Example sentences :
  • The consciousness of recent misconduct filled her with extreme dread.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "Hum," remarked Uncle Peter, in a tone to be noticed for its extreme dryness.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • She was blind and paralyzed, and on the extreme verge of eternity.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • He was bothered, in a way, by the extreme mental caution of this fellow.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • The issue was, however, disappointing to him in the extreme.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • She hesitated, and then fired a parting shot which certainly was spiteful in the extreme.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • She awaited the Extreme Unction, and now God alone could save her.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • She might for a short time yet cut Linda's finances to the extreme limit.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • And at extreme ranges, the forward one-third of the barrel is the point of aim.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • My thoughts at that period of suffering were pessimistic in the extreme.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson

Antonyms for extreme

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