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
- dire straits
Définition of extremityOrigin :
- 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
- 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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