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When we are confronted with extreme situations, we forget about moral issues; we simply act and must then accept the consequences.
Park Chan-wook

Meaning of "extreme" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXTREME

From Latin extrēmus outermost, from exterus on the outside.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXTREME

extreme  [ɪkˈstriːm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXTREME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Extreme can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EXTREME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of extreme in the English dictionary

The first definition of extreme in the dictionary is being of a high or of the highest degree or intensity. Other definition of extreme is exceeding what is usual or reasonable; immoderate. Extreme is also very strict, rigid, or severe; drastic.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXTREME


airstream
ˈɛəˌstriːm
bitstream
ˈbɪtˌstriːm
blogstream
ˈblɒɡˌstriːm
bloodstream
ˈblʌdˌstriːm
clickstream
ˈklɪkˌstriːm
Coldstream
ˈkəʊldˌstriːm
downstream
ˈdaʊnˈstriːm
headstream
ˈhɛdˌstriːm
lamestream
ˈleɪmˌstriːm
livestream
ˈlaɪvˌstriːm
mainstream
ˈmeɪnˌstriːm
midstream
ˈmɪdˌstriːm
millstream
ˈmɪlˌstriːm
nonmainstream
ˌnɒnˈmeɪnˌstriːm
onstream
ˈɒnˌstriːm
slipstream
ˈslɪpˌstriːm
stream
striːm
unextreme
ˌʌnɪkˈstriːm
upstream
ˈʌpˈstriːm
workstream
ˈwɜːkˌstriːm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXTREME

extraverted
extreat
Extremadura
extremal
extreme fighting
extreme ironing
extreme programming
extreme sport
extreme unction
extremely
extremely high frequency
extremely low frequency
extremeness
extremes
extremism
extremist
extremities
extremity
extremophile
extremum

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXTREME

academe
bireme
bonus scheme
breme
careme
color scheme
colour scheme
deme
heme
housing scheme
meme
monotreme
quadrireme
quinquereme
scheme
seme
spireme
supreme
theme
trireme

Synonyms and antonyms of extreme in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXTREME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «extreme» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of extreme

Translation of «extreme» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXTREME

Find out the translation of extreme to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of extreme from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «extreme» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

极端的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

extremo
570 millions of speakers

English

extreme
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चरम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَدِيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

экстремальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

extremo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চরম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

extrême
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Melampau
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

extrem
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

極度の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

극도의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nemen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cực đoan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீவிர
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अत्यंत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aşırı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

estremo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ekstremalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

крайній
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

extrem
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακραίος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uiterste
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

extrem
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ekstrem
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of extreme

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXTREME»

The term «extreme» is very widely used and occupies the 2.680 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXTREME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «extreme» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «extreme» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about extreme

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10 QUOTES WITH «EXTREME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word extreme.
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Sherwood Boehlert
Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme.
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Richard Branson
For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.
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Breyten Breytenbach
It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal.
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Robert Byrd
I have never seen such extreme partisanship, such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
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Max Carver
Personally, I had a close friend with cystic fibrosis. I won't ever forget how he handled himself. In the face of extreme challenges and very harrowing circumstances, he maintained a positive outlook and was just very dignified, even in his suffering.
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Park Chan-wook
When we are confronted with extreme situations, we forget about moral issues; we simply act and must then accept the consequences.
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George Chapman
Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.
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John Clare
My fears are agitated to an extreme degree and the dread of death involves me in a stupor of chilling indisposition.
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Piers Corbyn
The weather records of the U.S.A. are the best kept and most accessible in the world, thanks to consistent government/military taxpayer support. There are longer European data sets, but the U.S.A. data is enough to forecast major extreme events.
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Andrew Cuomo
Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change... that's a whole political debate that I don't want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXTREME»

Discover the use of extreme in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to extreme and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Extreme Fat Smash Diet: With More Than 75 Recipes
Dr. Ian Smith's Extreme Fat Smash Diet is safe, fast and ultra-effective--taking his proven weight loss system to its hard core.
Ian K. Smith, M.D., 2007
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Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
You may love XP, or you may hate it, but "Extreme Programming Explained" will force you to take a fresh look at how you develop software. 0201616416B04062001
Kent Beck, 2000
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Extreme: Jobs Your Mother Doesn't Want You to Know about
Can't stand the idea of being stuck behind a desk?
Fran Molloy, 2006
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Extreme Measures
A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric refuses to become their colleague--he will be their next victim. From the Paperback edition.
Michael Palmer, 2011
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Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book
Explores some of the United States most severe or unusual weather systems, including electrified dust storms, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, ball lightning, and falls of fish and toads.
Christopher C. Burt, 2007
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Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer ...
Extreme Brewing is a recipe-driven resource for aspiring home brewers who are interested in recreating these specialty beers at home, but don't have the time to learn the in-depth science and lore behind home-brewing.
Sam Calagione, 2011
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Extreme Fear
Veteran science journalist Jeff Wise, who writes the “I’ll Try Anything” column for Popular Mechanics, journeys into the heart of the primal force to find its hidden roots: Where does panic come from?
Jeff Wise, 2009
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Planning Extreme Programming
A guide to XP leads the developer, project manager, and team leader through the software development planning process, offering real world examples and tips for reacting to changing environments quickly and efficiently.
Kent Beck, 2001
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Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance
"Featuring examples of fully realized products from all classes of technical textiles--architectural, product design, apparel, medicine, transportation, aerospace, industry, and the environment--Extreme Textiles highlights successful ...
‎2005
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Extreme Collecting: Challenging Practices for 21st Century ...
By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the ...
Graeme Were, Jonathan C. H. King, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXTREME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term extreme is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) review – queasily …
Queasy though it is to admit it, there is something compelling about its extreme horror. This is because of the screaming performance of Tom ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Five lightweight Linux desktop worlds for extreme open-sourcers
Screenshots Linux long ago reached parity with Windows and OS X. That's great for the average user looking to make the switch from either ... «The Register, Jul 15»
3
Archie comic book characters get extreme makeovers from Calgary …
You may not recognize the kids from Riverdale anymore. Wednesday marked the launch of a brand new Archie Comics series — a brave new ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
4
UN Says We Can End Extreme Poverty, Hunger, Global Warming …
At the outset of the current millennium, the United Nations led an effort to set a group of goals to be achieved by 2015. UN Secretary-General ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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Okla. ruling against 10 Commandment statue blasted as extreme
A lot of states have somewhat similar provisions, but to my knowledge all of them don't interpret them in an extreme way,” said Jon Scruggs, ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
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DBZ: Extreme Butoden Comes to the US with SNES Game Bonus
Ladies and Gentlemen, we did it. DBZ: Extreme Butoden's US release has finally been revealed and with it comes a litany of bonuses so long ... «Twinfinite, Jul 15»
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Protecting your heart during extreme summer heat
Everyone has to take precautions against summer's extreme heat, but if you have a heart condition it is especially important. Embed. «6abc.com, Jul 15»
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5 Extreme Weather Events Impacting the Planet
5 Extreme Weather Events Impacting the Planet. Anastasia Pantsios | July 9, 2015 10:26 am | Comments. NaNk; Facebook; Twitter; E-mail; Print; Google+ ... «EcoWatch, Jul 15»
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Pre-order Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden at Amazon, get Super …
If you really must to pre-order the physical version of Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden for the Nintendo 3DS, you might want to consider doing it ... «TechnoBuffalo, Jul 15»
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Seanad claims of 'extreme communism' in inheritance tax row
There were claims in the Seanad of “extreme communism” in a row over the inheritance tax threshold. Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White called ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»

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