extreme

adj. & n.
—adj.
1 reaching a high or the highest degree; exceedingly great or intense (extreme old age; in extreme danger).
2 a severe, stringent; lacking restraint or moderation (take extreme measures; an extreme reaction). b (of a person, opinion, etc.) going to great lengths; advocating immoderate measures.
3 outermost; furthest from the centre; situated at either end (the extreme edge).
4 Polit. on the far left or right of a party.
5 utmost; last.
—n.
1 (often in pl.) one or other of two things as remote or as different as possible.
2 a thing at either end of anything.
3 the highest degree of anything.
4 Math. the first or the last term of a ratio or series.
5 Logic the subject or predicate in a proposition; the major or the minor term in a syllogism.
Phrases and idioms:
extreme unction the last rites in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches. go to extremes take an extreme course of action. go to the other extreme take a diametrically opposite course of action. in the extreme to an extreme degree.
Derivatives:
extremely adv. extremeness n.
Etymology: ME f. OF f. L extremus superl. of exterus outward

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