Definition of extremity
- the island's westernmost extremity
- the extremity of his participation
- —Saturday Rev.
- driven to extremities
The extremity of her grief is impossible to imagine.
made offers of aid to the refugees, and of asylum in extremity
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moment of truth, point of no return;
: a hand or foot
: the farthest limit, point, or part of something
: a very great or extreme degree or amount of something (such as emotion or pain)
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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