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extremity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of extremity

  1. 1 a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action <made offers of aid to the refugees, and of asylum in extremity> Synonyms boiling point, breaking point, clutch, conjuncture, crisis, crossroad(s), crunch, crunch time, Dunkirk, exigency, emergency, flash point, head, juncture, tinderbox, zero hourRelated Words contingency, possibility; climax, turning point; happening, landmark, milestone; condition, pass, situation, strait; deadlock, impasse, stalemate; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, last ditch, pinch, predicament, scrape, spot; eleventh hour, last minute

  2. 2 the most extreme or advanced point <at its extremity the fever was actually life-threatening> Synonyms depth, height, limitRelated Words consummation, epitome, quintessence, ultimate




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