adjective, ex·trem·er, ex·trem·est.
- the first or the last term, as of a proportion or series.
- a relative maximum or relative minimum value of a function in a given region.
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Investigators will focus on whether the sudden emergency was so extreme that no degree of pilot skill would have helped.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
No one likes it when their sandcastle is knocked over, but his reaction is a bit, err, extreme.
The grief in this house is extreme of course; this is a horror movie, after all.
To not give in to profiteers, paid-off politicians and an extreme minority who hate its government and way of life.
Mailer would argue, for example, that timidity does more harm to the novelist than donning a mask of extreme self-confidence.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cortez, to his extreme disappointment, found the country poor.Hernando Cortez|John S. C. Abbott
On his extreme right Cissey occupied the Vanves gate and lined the whole railway of the west.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
So that he appears to have followed his own pleasure with extreme independence.Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts|Rosalind Northcote
In considering some of the extreme examples, we must revise our idea that art is or should be always beautiful.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
Who does not know of extreme mischief arising from over-guidance in social relations as well as in state affairs?The Claims of Labour|Arthur Helps
British Dictionary definitions for extreme
- the first or last term of a series or a proportion
- a maximum or minimum value of a function