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Synonyms for extreme

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extreme(noun)

    the furthest or highest degree of something

    "he carried it to extremes"

    extreme point, extremum

    mild, close, moderate

  2. extreme point, extreme, extremum(adj)

    the point located farthest from the middle of something

    extreme point, extremum, peak

    moderate, mild, close

  3. extreme, utmost(a), uttermost(a)(adj)

    of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity

    "extreme cold"; "extreme caution"; "extreme pleasure"; "utmost contempt"; "to the utmost degree"; "in the uttermost distress"

    moderate, close, mild

  4. extreme(adj)

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

    "an extreme example"; "extreme temperatures"; "extreme danger"

    uttermost(a), utmost(a)

    moderate, close, mild

  5. extreme(adj)

    beyond a norm in views or actions

    "an extreme conservative"; "an extreme liberal"; "extreme views on integration"; "extreme opinions"

    uttermost(a), utmost(a)

    moderate, mild, close

  6. extreme(adj)

    most distant in any direction

    "the extreme edge of town"

    uttermost(a), utmost(a)

    close, moderate, mild


  1. extreme(adjective)

    Of a place, the most remote, farthest or outermost.

    At the extreme edges, the coating is very thin.

    outermost, furthest, remote, distant, far

    close, near

  2. extreme(adjective)

    In the greatest or highest degree; intense.

    He has an extreme aversion to needles, and avoids visiting the doctor.

    high, great


  3. extreme(adjective)

    Excessive, or far beyond the norm.

    His extreme love of model trains showed in the rails that criscrossed his entire home.

    much, excessive

    reasonable, moderate

  4. extreme(adjective)

    Drastic, or of great severity.

    I think the new laws are extreme, but many believe them necessary for national security.

    drastic, severe

    reasonable, moderate

  5. extreme(adjective)

    Of sports, difficult or dangerous; performed in a hazardous environment.

    Television has begun to reflect the growing popularity of extreme sports such as bungee jumping and skateboarding.


  6. extreme(adjective)

    Ultimate, final or last.

    final, ultimate, last

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extreme

    The widely divergent senses in which the word radical is used, by which it can be at some time interchanged with any word in the above list, are all formed upon the one primary sense of having to do with or proceeding from the root (Latin radix); a radical difference is one that springs from the root, and is thus constitutional, essential, fundamental, organic, original; a radical change is one that does not stop at the surface, but reaches down to the very root, and is entire, thorough, total; since the majority find superficial treatment of any matter the easiest and most comfortable, radical measures, which strike at the root of evil or need, are apt to be looked upon as extreme.

    complete, constitutional, entire, essential, fundamental, ingrained, innate, native, natural, organic, original, perfect, positive, primitive, radical, thorough, thoroughgoing, total

    conservative, inadequate, incomplete, moderate, palliative, partial, slight, superficial, tentative, trial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extreme

    terminal, final, remote, utmost, farthest, last, extravagant, immoderate, most violent, distant, ultimate

    initial, primal, moderate, judicious

Editors Contribution

  1. non-binary

    ..against the grain, anti social, extreme, ..antiestablishment..if one refers themself as non binary, they feel an overblown sense of being wronged..

    ..the non binary individual feels they can 'change like the weather' and be a different person everyday..when convenient

    Submitted by rinat on June 6, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extreme(a.)

    outermost, utmost, farthest, uttermost, most distant, most remote

  2. extreme(a.)

    greatest, highest, of the highest degree, of the rarest kind

  3. extreme(a.)

    last, final, ultimate

  4. extreme(n.)

    end, extremity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. extreme(a)

    outermost, utmost, farthest, last, final, ultimate, ultra, radical, fanatical

  2. extreme(n)

    extremity, acme, climax

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How to use extreme in a sentence?

  1. Jonny Fine:

    The real risk to the market over the course of a busy May for new issues is extreme volatility in Treasuries, we have gone from new-issue concessions of zero to 5bp in March to a weaker environment where NICs are 10bp-15bp. In the same period credit spreads have widened a little and Treasuries have increased a lot, so all-in costs of debt issuance have deteriorated.

  2. Lopez Obrador:

    I have news that this situation of extreme surveillance on our embassy in Bolivia has eased considerably.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    But I believe we have gone way too far in being intimidated by the (National Rifle Association), and I have said repeatedly that the majority of Americans and the majority of gun owners support universal background checks, and for the NRA to take these absolute positions on behalf of the most extreme of their members, and carrying water for the manufacturers and dealers, is just wrong.

  4. David Woodard:

    We haven't been the wild-haired fanatic that people think we are when it comes to backing candidates, when it comes down to vote, we have been sane and the extreme candidates fade, and I'm expecting that with Trump.

  5. Pedro Sanchez:

    We have left behind the most extreme moments.

Translations for extreme

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  • الأبعد, في الراضة معناه صعب وفي بئات وظروف خطيرة, مميت, لأكثر, الأقصى, أخير, خطير, غير اعتيادي, شديد, أقصىArabic
  • краен, крайност, драстичен, извънреден, екстремен, най-далечен, последенBulgarian
  • extremCatalan, Valencian
  • krajní, extrémní, extrémCzech
  • ekstremDanish
  • extremGerman
  • ekstremo, plej fora, ekstremaEsperanto
  • extremoSpanish
  • törkeä, äärimmäinen, extreme, liiallinenFinnish
  • extrême, excessive, excessifFrench
  • קיצוניHebrew
  • ekstrèmHaitian Creole
  • ekstrimIndonesian
  • extremaIdo
  • estrema, estremo, profonda, profondoItalian
  • קיצוניHebrew
  • 極端, 究極, 極限Japanese
  • ក្រៃលែងKhmer
  • ekstremMalay
  • intens, drastisch, extreme, ultieme, extreem, ultiem, overmatige, overmatig, uiterste, drastische, intense, afgelegenDutch
  • ekstremalny, drastyczny, skrajny, ekstrema, skrajność, nadzwyczajny, ekstremumPolish
  • extremo, último, excessivoPortuguese
  • чрезвыча́йный, чрезме́рный, экстрема́льный, да́льний, кра́йний, после́днийRussian
  • ytterst, extrem, avlägsenSwedish
  • తీవ్రమైనTelugu
  • екстремальний, надмірний, далекий, крайнійUkrainian
  • آخری, حدِاکثر, نہایت, مشکل ترین, انتہائی, پرخطر, مقام انتہا, اقصی نقطہUrdu
  • 極端Chinese

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