Definition Of extreme

noun

either of two abstract things that are as different from each other as possible.

unbridled talk at one extreme and total silence at the other

furthest from the center or a given point; outermost.

the extreme northwest of Scotland

reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.

extreme cold

the subject or predicate in a proposition, or the major or minor term in a syllogism (as contrasted with the middle term).

This idea has lately been taken to its logical extreme : Why not cut out the middleman and just let target customers make their own ads?

Example Of extreme

  • Administration, Pentagon and senior military officials warned that such an extreme measure would have serious legal and political implications.

  • After the divorce, her drinking reached extreme lows.

  • And except in extreme cases, I can't see how that's justified.

  • And ultimately I hope to see its use outlawed for all except the most extreme situations where manual or organic suppression is not an option.

  • And, except under the most extreme circumstances, diplomacy trumps force.


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