Definition of 'extreme'
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The stings can be exceptionally painful and in extreme cases fatal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These examples are at the more extreme end of the spectrum. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Because people who enjoy extreme exercise are always short. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Footballers rest somewhere between the two extremes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They found men went along with extreme behaviour so they would have stories to tell. The Sun (2016)That is an extreme case of letting yourself go. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The answer is that none of the factors that have driven voters to the extremes has gone away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In terms of the extreme weather conditions in California. Smithsonian Mag (2017)When it comes to investing in recruitment, the general feeling is one of extreme caution. Computing (2010)At the most extreme end this has led to deaths; in a broader way it has led to prolonged physical and mental distress. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is an extreme case but it highlights the dangers that lurk online. The Sun (2015)Tales of his extreme behaviour on set were once rife. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was the railroads that made the most extreme use of the grid and the chain. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)Their early records were already at the extreme end of what people wanted. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Until recently it was reckoned that such extreme temperatures hit a country just three times each decade. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This enables the next man to take the opposite extreme. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What these people want is extreme exclusivity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We might expect funding and investment policy to be pulled toward one of two extremes. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The faster approach reduces the time that the soldier is exposed to extreme cold at high altitude. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We are sometimes brought to care about others with extreme difficulty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This kind of extreme weather is likely to become more common in the future. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That would seem to argue for extreme caution. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is an extreme way to numb the pain. The Sun (2016)There will be times when this means extreme measures are necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You have to go through some extreme criminal record checks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The situation is less extreme because we have more support and more choice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Greenland is also subject to extreme cold and total darkness in winter. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was far from being the only example of extreme support. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In extreme cases the sheds will be demolished. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But his reputation in the ring was overshadowed by his equally extreme behaviour outside of it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Few doctors would support the use of such extreme forms of deception today. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)Plants grown here will also face bitter winds and extremes of temperature. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The murky circumstances of his death have become a rallying cry for those at the extreme end of the movement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Looking through the record books, it is difficult to find anything so extreme at a football match at this time of year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A daughter-in-law should tactfully make clear where on the scale between these extremes her own happy medium lies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'extreme'
British English: extreme /ɪkˈstriːm/ ADJECTIVE
Extreme means very great in degree or intensity.
...people living in extreme poverty.
- American English: extreme
- Arabic: شَدِيد
- Brazilian Portuguese: extremo
- Chinese: 极端的
- Croatian: ekstreman
- Czech: extrémní
- Danish: ekstrem
- Dutch: extreem
- European Spanish: extremo
- Finnish: äärimmäinen
- French: extrême
- German: extrem
- Greek: ακραίος
- Italian: estremo
- Japanese: 極度の
- Korean: 극도의
- Norwegian: ekstrem
- Polish: ekstremalny
- European Portuguese: extremo
- Romanian: extrem
- Russian: экстремальный
- Spanish: extremo
- Swedish: extrem
- Thai: ที่สุด
- Turkish: aşırı
- Ukrainian: крайній
- Vietnamese: cực đoan
British English: extreme NOUN
You can use extremes to refer to situations or types of behaviour that have opposite qualities to each other.
...a 'middle way' between the extremes of success and failure.
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