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extreme

adjective
 
 
/ɪkˈstriːm/
SERIOUS B2 the most unusual or most serious possible: extreme weather conditions In extreme cases, the disease can lead to blindness.Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of quality
VERY LARGE B2 very large in amount or degree: extreme pain extreme wealthVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressionsSerious and severeSevere
OPINIONS having such strong opinions or beliefs that most people cannot agree with you: extreme views the extreme rightPower and intensityEnergy, force and power
FURTHEST [always before noun] at the furthest point of something: in the extreme south of the islandDistant in space and time
(Definition of extreme adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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