ex·​treme·​ly | \ ik-ˈstrēm-lē \

Definition of extremely

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

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Following Kylie Jenner's extremely private pregnancy, baby Stormi has become a regular fixture on her mom's social media. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Just Threw the Prettiest Rainbow Party for Stormi's First Birthday," 2 Feb. 2019 Water clarity can range from glass-clear to extremely turbid, with visibility sometimes in the inches. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "DARPA Wants an Autonomous Drone That Can Do Dirty Work on the Ocean Floor," 1 Feb. 2019 The Federal Communications Commission will begin the first of two auctions for extremely high-frequency spectrum licenses on Wednesday, raising cash from a type of radio wave once considered useless for wireless service. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "Once-Worthless Radio Waves Get New Life in Spectrum Auction," 14 Nov. 2018 Your characters literally know everyone in town by name, since the game generates (extremely, archetypally British) names for every single bystander, enemy, and corpse. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "We Happy Few is a creepy, fascinating game that gets lost in its own ambition," 10 Aug. 2018 Menstrual hygiene products are taxed a premium of 7.25%, and for the 14.3% of Californians who lack the sufficient income for basic needs, this number can be extremely, well, taxing. Audrey Huang, Teen Vogue, "Why We Want California's Tampon Tax Out," 3 Aug. 2018 Of course, Imus's use of the word was blatantly (and extremely) offensive to a lot of people, but does the meaning of the word change, at least when someone in the black community says it? Noel Cymone Walker, Allure, "Is It Time to Reclaim the Word "Nappy"?," 25 Sep. 2018 As the in-house bed-tester, the (extremely lucky!) Snoozetern will be responsible for testing various mattresses and then reviewing them on the Mattress Firm social accounts. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Dream Job Alert: This Company Will Pay You $200 to Take Naps," 26 July 2018 Two extremely common features emphasizing that casual lifestyle were a sliding glass door that led out to the back patio and a large picture window on the front of the house that typically looked into the living room. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s Why Ranch-Style Houses Are Called Ranches," 20 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of extremely

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of extremely was in 1509

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