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extreme

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1 most distant from a center

  • spacecraft that is specially designed to explore the extreme edge of our solar system
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2 being very far from the center of public opinion

  • their extreme political views attracted only a small band of followers
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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
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a bit much, over the top

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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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