The extremer the physical effort, the greater the strain on the inner or moral powers.
In other respects anarchism may be said to be but an extremer phase of socialism.
It has as yet been practised by no poet at all approaching the first class, except Verlaine, and not by him in its extremer forms.
He supported the Provisional Government, and discouraged the extremer republicans.
No doubt it is an extremer and specially difficult form of the problem.
The typical state socialist agrees that these measures do not logically force him toward the extremer view.
He professed to like my supernatural beliefs much better than the anti-supernatural views of the extremer portion of his brethren.
A sharp check from the public authority generally brings out to the front this extremer element in German socialism.
It is no new party, however; it is merely the extremer element in the modern socialist movement.
He was like his father, the old laird, but there glowed an extremer dark anger and power.
early 15c., from Old French extreme (13c.), from Latin extremus "outermost, utmost, farthest, last," superlative of exterus (see exterior).
In English as in Latin, not always felt as a superlative, hence more extreme, most extreme (which were condemned by Johnson). The noun is first recorded 1540s, originally of the end of life, cf. Latin in extremis. Extreme unction preserves the sense of "last, latest" (15c.). Extremes "opposite ends of anything" is from 1550s.