extreme

Something extreme is far out, either in terms of distance or intensity. Extreme sports are wild or dangerous, and an extreme height is very high.

When you talk about extreme things, you're talking about things that are very, very...something. An extreme point is the farthest distance from a place. Extreme eating is a type of contest — like hot dog-eating — in which people eat a freakish amount of food to compete with each other. An extreme biker is biking down dangerously steep mountain sides. Anything extreme is pushing the limits and taking things about as far as they can go.

Primary Meanings of extreme

1.
adjn
of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
the furthest or highest degree of something
2.
adjn
most distant in any direction
the point located farthest from the middle of something
Full Definitions of extreme
1

adj of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity

extreme cold”
extreme caution”
extreme pleasure”
Synonyms:
utmost, uttermost
intense
possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

adj far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree

“an extreme example”
extreme temperatures”
extreme danger”
Synonyms:
immoderate
beyond reasonable limits

adj beyond a norm in views or actions

“an extreme conservative”
“an extreme liberal”
extreme views on integration”
extreme opinions”
Synonyms:
immoderate
beyond reasonable limits

n the furthest or highest degree of something

“he carried it to extremes
Type of:
degree, grade, level
a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
2

adj most distant in any direction

“the extreme edge of town”
Synonyms:
distant
separated in space or coming from or going to a distance

n the point located farthest from the middle of something

Synonyms:
extreme point, extremum
Types:
acme, apex, peak, vertex
the highest point (of something)
crown
the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
roof peak
the highest point of a roof
Type of:
extremity
the outermost or farthest region or point

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