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in the extreme

Definition of in the extreme


  1. :  to the greatest possible degree —used to make a statement more forceful <I'm finding it difficult in the extreme to deal with this situation.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  existing in a very high degree

    :  going to great or exaggerated lengths :  radical

    :  exceeding the ordinary, usual, or expected

  1. :  something situated at or marking one end or the other of a range

    :  the first term or the last term of a mathematical proportion

    :  the major term or minor term of a syllogism

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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