ex·​treme·​ly | \ ik-ˈstrēm-lē How to pronounce extremely (audio) \

Definition of extremely

1 : in an extreme manner
2 : to an extreme extent

Examples of extremely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rhythms of the language are so specific, but theater is always the art of making the extremely hard look easy. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 May 2022 To make matters more complicated, the U.S. Forest Service proved extremely difficult to work with. Michael Braga, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2022 And my mother was a dentist from Cuba who worked extremely hard. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 18 May 2022 Figuring out which knots are equivalent is extremely difficult. Quanta Magazine, 18 May 2022 And of course, firmware infections are already extremely difficult to detect because of the significant expertise and expensive equipment required to do so. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 16 May 2022 The police told her cases like hers where she was voluntarily intoxicated were extremely hard to prosecute, Ahn said. Clare Spaulding, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2022 Lead, a highly toxic metal, is considered extremely dangerous to animals and people. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, 12 May 2022 President Biden's economy is an 'extremely dangerous' period in our country's history. Jack Durschlag, Fox News, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of extremely

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 May 2022

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“Extremely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extremely. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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