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extreme

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of extreme

  1. 1 most distant from a center spacecraft that is specially designed to explore the extreme edge of our solar system Synonyms of extreme farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, remotest, ultimate, utmost Words Related to extreme aftermost, rearmost, sternmost Near Antonyms of extreme intermediate, medial, median, mid, middle, midmost Antonyms of extreme inmost, innermost, nearest

  2. 2 being very far from the center of public opinion their extreme political views attracted only a small band of followers Synonyms of extreme extremist, fanatic (or fanatical), rabid, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultra Words Related to extreme subversive, violent, wild; reactionary Near Antonyms of extreme conservative, moderate, temperate; conventional, orthodox, traditional; liberal, progressive Antonyms of extreme middle-of-the-road, nonrevolutionary, unrevolutionary

  3. 3 going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount in their extreme zeal the members of the cult are willing to do whatever their leader dictates Synonyms of extreme baroque, devilish, exorbitant, extravagant, excessive, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, lavish, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, steep, stiff, towering, unconscionable, undue, unmercifulWords Related to extreme boundless, endless, immeasurable, infinite, limitless; unbearable, unjustifiable, unwarranted; improper, inappropriate, thick, unseemly; unrestrainedNear Antonyms of extreme deficient, inadequate, insufficient; minimal, minimumAntonyms of extreme middling, moderate, modest, reasonable, temperate

Synonym Discussion of extreme

excessive, immoderate, inordinate, extravagant, exorbitant, extreme mean going beyond a normal limit. excessive implies an amount or degree too great to be reasonable or acceptable.
    • excessive punishment
immoderate implies lack of desirable or necessary restraint.
    • immoderate spending
inordinate implies an exceeding of the limits dictated by reason or good judgment.
    • inordinate pride
extravagant implies an indifference to restraints imposed by truth, prudence, or good taste.
    • extravagant claims for the product
exorbitant implies a departure from accepted standards regarding amount or degree.
    • exorbitant prices
extreme may imply an approach to the farthest limit possible or conceivable but commonly means only to a notably high degree.
    • extreme shyness


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