from one extreme to the other

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of from one extreme to the other

used to say that something that is beyond what is normal or reasonable in one extreme changes to something that is in an opposite amount or degree beyond what is normal or reasonable
  • His mood changed/swung from one extreme to the other.
  • The weather can go from one extreme to the other.

Word by Word Definitions

extreme play
  1. : existing in a very high degree

  2. : going to great or exaggerated lengths : radical

  3. : exceeding the ordinary, usual, or expected

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

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

  3. : the major term or minor term of a syllogism

other play
  1. : being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

  2. : being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

  3. : second

  1. : one that remains of two or more

  2. : a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : one of two that remains

  2. : each preceding one

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : otherwise

  1. : to treat or consider (a person or a group of people) as alien to oneself or one's group (as because of different racial, sexual, or cultural characteristics)


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