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ex·treme

 (ĭk-strēm′)
adj.
1. Most remote in any direction; outermost or farthest: the extreme edge of the field.
2. Being in or attaining the greatest or highest degree; very intense: extreme pleasure; extreme pain.
3. Being far beyond the norm: an extreme conservative. See Synonyms at excessive.
4. Of the greatest severity; drastic: took extreme measures to conserve fuel.
5. Biology
a. Characterized by severe, usually oxygen-poor environmental conditions.
b. Having an affinity for such conditions: an extreme microorganism.
6. Sports
a. Very dangerous or difficult: extreme rafting.
b. Participating or tending to participate in a very dangerous or difficult sport: an extreme skier.
7. Archaic Final; last.
n.
1. The greatest or utmost degree or point.
2. Either of the two things situated at opposite ends of a range: the extremes of boiling and freezing.
3. An extreme condition.
4. An immoderate, drastic expedient: resorted to extremes in the emergency.
5. Mathematics
a. The first or last term of a ratio or a series.
b. A maximum or minimum value of a function.
6. Logic The major or minor term of a syllogism.
Idiom:
in the extreme
To an extreme degree: eccentric in the extreme.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin extrēmus; see eghs in Indo-European roots.]

ex·treme′ly adv.
ex·treme′ness n.

extremely

(ɪkˈstriːmlɪ)
adv
1. to the extreme; exceedingly
2. (intensifier): I behaved extremely badly.
Usage: In strict usage adverbs of degree such as extremely, too, quite, really, and very are used only to qualify adjectives: he is very happy; she is extremely sad. By this rule, these words should not be used to qualify past participles that follow the verb to be, since they would then be technically qualifying verbs. With the exception of certain participles, such as tired or disappointed, that have come to be regarded as adjectives, all other past participles are qualified by adverbs such as much, greatly, seriously, or excessively: he has been much (not extremely) inconvenienced; she has been excessively (not too) criticized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.extremely - to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect; "highly successful"; "He spoke highly of her"; "does not think highly of his writing"; "extremely interesting"
2.extremely - to an extreme degree; "extremely cold"; "extremely unpleasant"

extremely

extremely

adverb
To a high degree:
Informal: awful.
Chiefly Regional: mighty.
Translations
extrémněnesmírně
ekstremtmegetoverordentligsærdeles
äärimmäisenerittäin
izuzetno
ákaflega; fram úr hófi
きょくたんにずいぶん極度に極端に随分
극도로
izredno
extremt
อย่างมาก
vô cùng

extremely

[ɪksˈtriːmlɪ] ADVsumamente, extremadamente
it is extremely difficultes dificilísimoes sumamente difícil, es extremadamente difícil
he did extremely well in the examel examen le salió sumamente bien
we are extremely gladnos alegramos muchísimo
it's extremely unlikely that you'll wines muy poco probable que ganes

extremely

[ɪkˈstriːmli] advextrêmement

extremely

adväußerst; important, high, lowextrem; was it difficult? — extremely!war es schwierig? — sehr!

extremely

[ɪksˈtriːmlɪ] advestremamente

extreme

(ikˈstriːm) adjective
1. very great, especially much more than usual. extreme pleasure; He is in extreme pain.
2. very far or furthest in any direction, especially out from the centre. the extreme south-western tip of England; Politically, he belongs to the extreme left.
3. very violent or strong; not ordinary or usual. He holds extreme views on education.
noun
1. something as far, or as different, as possible from something else. the extremes of sadness and joy.
2. the greatest degree of any state, especially if unpleasant. The extremes of heat in the desert make life uncomfortable.
exˈtremely adverb
very. extremely kind.
exˈtremism noun
the holding of views which are as far from being moderate as possible.
exˈtremist noun, adjective
exˈtremity (-ˈstre-) plural exˈtremities noun
1. the farthest point. The two poles represent the extremities of the earth's axis.
2. an extreme degree; the quality of being extreme. Their suffering reached such extremities that many died.
3. a situation of great danger or distress. They need help in this extremity.
4. the parts of the body furthest from the middle eg the hands and feet.
in the extreme
very. dangerous in the extreme.
to extremes
very far, especially further than is thought to be reasonable. She can never express an opinion without going to extremes.

extremely

جِدَّاً nesmírně ekstremt äußerst άκρως extremadamente äärimmäisen extrêmement izuzetno estremamente 極度に 극도로 uiterst ekstremt nadzwyczaj extremamente чрезвычайно extremt อย่างมาก aşırı derecede vô cùng 极端地
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During the short and frugal repast that followed, the conversation was extremely circumspect, and related entirely to the events of the hunt, in which Magua had so lately been engaged.
This was extremely distressing to the new settlers.
The only members of the family known to be extant were, first, the Judge himself, and a single surviving son, who was now travelling in Europe; next, the thirty years' prisoner, already alluded to, and a sister of the latter, who occupied, in an extremely retired manner, the House of the Seven Gables, in which she had a life-estate by the will of the old bachelor.
There was something extremely provoking, in this obstinately pacific system; it left Brom no alternative but to draw upon the funds of rustic waggery in his disposition, and to play off boorish practical jokes upon his rival.
Oh yes; don't grin: I liked her extremely and am glad to this day to think she liked me, too.
I told him, too, that he being in other things such an extremely sensible and sagacious savage, it pained me, very badly pained me, to see him now so deplorably foolish about this ridiculous Ramadan of his.
Forty men in one ship hunting the Sperm Whale for forty-eight months think they have done extremely well, and thank God, if at last they carry home the oil of forty fish.
Ginger and I had become fast friends, and now I missed her company extremely.
The conclusion of it appeared to amuse him extremely, for he shook his shoulders and sides in silence, and perked up his thin lips with an air of great internal enjoyment.
Which is the best man to deal with--he who knows nothing about a subject, and, what is extremely rare, knows that he knows nothing, or he who really knows something about it, but thinks that he knows all?
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