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Definition of the adjective extreme

What does extreme mean as an attribute of a noun?

Extreme is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more extreme / extremer | most extreme / extremest

  1. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
    • examples: extreme cold | extreme caution | extreme pleasure
    • synonyms of extreme: utmost / uttermost
    • similar: intense
  2. far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree
    • examples: an extreme example | extreme temperatures | extreme danger
    • similar: immoderate
  3. beyond a norm in views or actions
    • examples: an extreme conservative | an extreme liberal | extreme views on integration | extreme opinions
    • similar: immoderate
  4. most distant in any direction
    • example: the extreme edge of town
    • similar: distant

Alternative definition of the adjective extreme


  1. Of a place, the most remote, farthest or outermost.
  2. In the greatest or highest degree; intense.
  3. Excessive, or far beyond the norm.
  4. Drastic, or of great severity.
  5. Of sports, difficult or dangerous; performed in a hazardous environment.
  6. [archaic] Ultimate, final or last.

Definition of the adverb extreme

What does extreme mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. [archaic] Extremely.

Definition of the noun extreme

What does extreme mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: extremes

  1. the furthest or highest degree of something
    • example: he carried it to extremes
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: degree / grade / level = a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
  2. the point located farthest from the middle of something

Alternative definition of the noun extreme


  1. The greatest or utmost point, degree or condition
  2. Each of the things at opposite ends of a range or scale.
  3. A drastic expedient.
  4. [mathematics] Either of the two numbers at the ends of a proportion, as 1 and 6 in 1:2=3:6.


Extreme is an American rock band, headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, that reached the height of their popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

  • also known as เอ็กซ์ทรีม
  • members:
  • genres: Glam metal, Hard rock, Funk rock, Blues rock, Heavy metal, Folk rock, Funk metal, Progressive metal, Alternative metal, Alternative rock, Christian rock, Rock music
  • albums: "Extreme", "Extreme II: Pornograffitti", "Get the Funk Out", "Hole Hearted", "III Sides to Every Story", "Song For Love", "Stop the World", "Tragic Comic", "Waiting for the Punchline", "Hip Today", "The Best of Extreme", "The Collection", "Rest in Peace", "More Than Words", "Extreme – The Collection", "The Best of Extreme: An Accidental Collocation of Atoms?", "Extragraffitti", "Saudades de Rock", "Take Us Alive", "Live USA", "1989-06-04: Marquee Westminster, CA, USA"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - "More Than Words"
      • nominated to Juno Award for International Single of the Year - "More Than Words"
      • nominated to Brit Award for International Group
      • nominated to Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
      • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single - "More Than Words"
      • Juno Award for International Single of the Year - "More Than Words"
  • official website:


  1. "Extreme" is a musical album of Nylon Beat.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  2. "Extreme" is a musical album of Young Continentals.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  3. "Extreme" is a composition.


  1. Extreme is an action adventure series starring James Brolin and centered on a Rocky Mountains search and rescue operation.
  2. "Extreme" is a short documentary film directed by Jon Long.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on (15 years ago)


"Extreme" is a video game.

  • developer: Digital Integration Ltd.
  • genres: Shoot 'em up, Action game
  • publisher: Digital Integration Ltd.
  • released in (24 years ago)


Extreme a.k.a. Extreme Records is an Australia-based record label.


  1. Extreme a.k.a. Travel Channel Extreme: The Extreme series on the US Travel Channel features "the absolute best of what the US of A has to offer—to the total EXTREME". Produced by Sharp Entertainment, it travels around the United States to document and showcase various places, events, things and people that are extreme in some way.
  2. Extreme is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Extreme

Phrases starting with the word Extreme:

  1. extreme point
  2. Extreme Sport
  3. Extreme ironing
  4. extreme unction
  5. Extreme Prejudice
  6. Extreme Programmer
  7. Extreme Programming
  8. extreme right-winger

Phrases ending with the word Extreme:

  1. Lower Extreme
  2. Upper Extreme

Other phrase containing the word Extreme:

  1. Terminate with Extreme Prejudice

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Extreme

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Google previewBoy Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2010)

An Encyclopedia by Shirley R. Steinberg, Michael Kehler, Lindsay Cornish

Batson Extreme Sports The term extreme sports came to prominence in the mid-1990s to refer to a unique collection of physical activities performed mainly by youthful male participants that involved taking risks, seeking thrills, ...

Google previewInternet Slang Dictionary (2006)

by Ryan Jones

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Google previewA Minecraft Mini-Encyclopedia (2014)

by Cori Dusmann

Extreme. Hills. Much like the name suggests, extreme hills biomes feature high and steep hills, mountains, and cliffs. Extreme hills biomes have snow at high elevations and are the only place to find emeralds.

Google previewLucifer's Dictionary of the American Language (2006)

by Burton H. Wolfe

Jones as follows: “For extreme diseases extreme strictness of treatment is most efficacious.” Jones ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

Iris Recognition Performance Under Extreme Image Compression. Figure 3 ROC curves in semi-logarithmic coordinates for the NIST [12] ICE1Exp1 iris database, showing the impact of simple data reduction methods on performance.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1881)

by Richard Soule

Last, final, furthest, extreme, eventual. Ultima Thule, [L.] Farthest limit. Ultimatum, n. Final condition ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Financial Models, 3 Volume Set (2012)

by Frank J. Fabozzi

The problem isthat extreme events arejust as important to current estimates, whether they occurred yesterday ora very long time ago. Asinglelarge, squared return remainsjust asimportantT – 1 days ago as itwas yesterday. It will affect the Tday ...

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Notify NYC American Sign Language (ASL) Message: Extreme Cold Weather Notice

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Quotes about Extreme

soon there is no use of your fear
in due time
you crack

extreme heat
extreme cold

like a seed
your mind cracks

but do not lose hope
my dear

we all crack
on extreme pain
on extreme joys

we give room
for the seed
to grow

just wait
just wait (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of E1X8T1R1E1M3E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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