Synonyms of extremity
1 limitDictionary • a small port on the north-western extremity of the island
limit • the city limits
end • Surveillance equipment is placed at both ends of the tunnel.
edge • She was standing at the water's edge.
border • pillowcases trimmed with a hand-crocheted border
top • I came down alone from the top of the mountain.
tip • After dusk, the tip of the cone will light up.
extreme • a `middle way' between the extremes of success and failure
pole • The two mayoral candidates represent opposite poles of the political spectrum.
margin • These islands are on the margins of human habitation.
boundary • Drug traffickers operate across national boundaries.
frontier • It wasn't difficult to cross the frontier.
verge (British) • The car pulled over on to the verge off the road.
brink • Their economy is teetering on the brink of collapse.
rim • round the eastern rim of the Mediterranean
brim • The toilet was full to the brim with insects.
pinnacle • He had reached the pinnacle of his career.
nadir • That period was the nadir of his presidency.
zenith • His career is now at its zenith.
apex • At the apex of the party was the central committee.
apogee • The campaign reached its apogee in the 1970s
acme • His work is the acme of cinematic art.
2 depthDictionary • his lack of restraint in the extremity of his grief
depth • I am well aware of the depth of feeling that exists in the town.
height • He was struck down at the height of his career.
climax • Reaching the Olympics was the climax of her career.
3 crisisDictionary • Even in extremity, she never lost her sense of humour.
crisis • Strikes worsened the country's economic crisis.
emergency • He has the ability to deal with emergencies quickly.
disaster • the second air disaster in less than two months
pinch • I'd trust her in a pinch.
plight • the plight of Third World countries plagued by debts
hardship • Many people are suffering economic hardship.
adversity • He showed courage in adversity.
hands and feet • Rheumatoid arthritis affects the extremities and limbs.
hands and feet
fingers and toes
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acmeThe acme of something is its highest point of achievement or excellence.
• His work is the acme of cinematic art.
adversityAdversity is a very difficult or unfavourable situation.
• He showed courage in adversity.
apexThe apex of an organization or system is the highest and most important position in it.
• At the apex of the party was the central committee.
Thesaurus for extremity from the Collins English Thesaurus
the farthest or outermost point or section; termination