Synonyms for extremity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ik-strem-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ɪkˈstrɛm ɪ ti

Top 10 synonyms for extremity Other synonyms for the word extremity

Définition of extremity

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French estremite (13c.), from Latin extremitatem (nominative extremitas) "the end of a thing," from extremus; see extreme, the etymological sense of which is better preserved in this word.
  • noun ultimate; limit
  • noun animate being's appendage
Example sentences :
  • Mary's usual quickness was not lacking even now, in this period of extremity.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Thus driven to extremity, the Melians surrendered at discretion.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • At this moment a rumour was heard at the extremity of the long hall.
  • Extract from : « Gomez Arias » by Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • Perhaps a man never sees so much at a glance as when he is in a situation of extremity.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • It is rarely necessary, however, to go to such an extremity as suicide.
  • Extract from : « Commercialism and Journalism » by Hamilton Holt
  • At this extremity of ill-doing she did not altogether blame Denas.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Richard Morrow was wise when in his extremity he turned to Dr. Dudley.
  • Extract from : « Polly of Lady Gay Cottage » by Emma C. Dowd
  • Place this at the extremity of a line which is to represent time.
  • Extract from : « Things as They Are » by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • Man's extremity had indeed been God's opportunity and Ruth's vision was all but realised.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • It was just when I was down to that extremity that it pleased Providence to come to my relief.
  • Extract from : « The Woman Thou Gavest Me » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for extremity

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