Meaning of “extreme” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ɪkˈstriːm/
Extra Examples
extreme temperaturesextreme behaviourUnder extreme corcumstances, the lungs may be damaged.He's suffering from an extreme form of the illness.She's taken extreme measures to deal with the problem.

B2 the most unusual or most serious possible:

In extreme cases, the disease can lead to blindness.

B2 very large in amount or degree:

extreme pain
extreme wealth

having such strong opinions or beliefs that most people cannot agree with you:

extreme views
the extreme right
FURTHEST [ always before noun ]

at the furthest point of something:

in the extreme south of the island

(Definition of “extreme adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)