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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ex•treme•ly  (ik strēmlē), 
adv. 
  1. in an extreme degree;
    exceedingly:extremely cold.
Etymology:
  • extreme + -ly 1525–35

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ex•treme /ɪkˈstrim/USA pronunciation   adj., -trem•er, -trem•est, n. 

adj. 
  1. going beyond the ordinary or average: extreme cold.
  2. [before a noun] exceedingly great in degree or intensity: extreme joy.
  3. farthest from the center or middle[before a noun]the extreme limit of the city.
  4. immoderate;
    radical: the extreme right wing of the party.
  5. last;
    final: extreme hopes.

n. [countable]
  1. one of two things that are as different from each other as possible: torn between the extremes of joy and grief.
ex•treme•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ex•treme  (ik strēm), 
adj., -trem•er, -trem•est, n. 

adj. 
  1. of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average:extreme measures.
  2. utmost or exceedingly great in degree:extreme joy.
  3. farthest from the center or middle; outermost;
    endmost:the extreme limits of a town.
  4. farthest, utmost, or very far in any direction:an object at the extreme point of vision.
  5. exceeding the bounds of moderation:extreme fashions.
  6. going to the utmost or very great lengths in action, habit, opinion, etc.:an extreme conservative.
  7. last or final:extreme hopes.
  8. [Chiefly Sports.]extremely dangerous or difficult:extreme skiing.

n. 
  1. the utmost or highest degree, or a very high degree:cautious to an extreme.
  2. one of two things as remote or different from each other as possible:the extremes of joy and grief.
  3. the furthest or utmost length; an excessive length, beyond the ordinary or average:extremes in dress.
  4. an extreme act, measure, condition, etc.:the extreme of poverty.
  5. [Math.]
      • the first or the last term, as of a proportion or series.
      • a relative maximum or relative minimum value of a function in a given region.
  6. Philosophy[Logic.]the subject or the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism;
    either of two terms that are separated in the premises and brought together in the conclusion.
  7. [Archaic.]the utmost point, or extremity, of something.
Etymology:
  • Latin extrēmus, superlative of exterus outward. See exterior
  • late Middle English 1425–75
ex•tremeness, n. 
2 . greatest, highest;
superlative. 3 . ultimate, last, uttermost, remotest. 6 . extravagant, immoderate, excessive, fanatical, uncompromising, unreasonable. See radical. 
6 . moderate.
extreme, +adj. 
  • Sport[Chiefly Sports.]extremely dangerous or difficult:extreme skiing.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    extremely /ɪkˈstriːmlɪ/ adv
    1. to the extreme; exceedingly
    2. (intensifier): I behaved extremely badly



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