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What does extremely mean?
Extremely means to a very great degree—exceedingly. Instead of saying I’m very very tired, you could say I’m extremely tired.
Extremely is the adverb form of the adjective extreme, which means of the highest degree or intensity. Extremely is almost always used to modify (describe) adjectives and almost never verbs. It emphasizes or intensifies the meaning of the adjective and indicates that its level is far beyond the ordinary.
Example: At some times during the winter, it gets so extremely cold here that it’s dangerous to go outside for more than a minute.
Where does extremely come from?
The first records of extremely come from the 1500s. It’s a combination of the adjective extreme and the suffix -ly, which is used to form adverbs. Extreme comes from the Latin extrēmus, meaning “outermost,” from exterus, “on the outside.” The same root is the basis of the word exterior.
Modifying an adjective with extremely is done to emphasize that it’s really out there—far beyond the range of normal. Extremely is usually used as an intensifier, meaning that it’s used to increase the degree of the adjective that’s being used to describe something. It’s commonly used to emphasize how someone is feeling, whether it’s cold, busy, hungry, sorry, upset, tired, angry, disturbed, or anything else—adding extremely means the feeling is intense. Even if such a statement is an exaggeration, extremely is still being used for emphasis, in exactly the same way that very is used, especially when you say very very.
Extremely can be used with all kinds of adjectives, except perhaps ones that can’t get any more extreme. For example, you wouldn’t say a road is extremely paved.
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What are some other forms of extremely?
- extreme (adjective)
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How is extremely used in real life?
Extremely is often used to emphasize how strong an emotion or feeling is, or to exaggerate something to draw attention to it.
I'M ACTUALLY CRYING MY ART MADE IT AS A COVER OF A ZINE!!!!! AND ONE THAT I'M EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT!!!!!!!
— Juju @ Still has not beaten FF7R oops (@GaiaGrand) April 10, 2020
Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now??
— Asala (@asalaim_) April 6, 2020
I'm apparently the only person who, in the extremely unlikely event that I won a Pulitzer, would not feel "humbled."
— Isaac Chotiner (@IChotiner) April 17, 2018
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Example sentences from the Web for extremely
Like any service for hire, it is extremely important for the traffickers to provide a reputable service, criminal as it is.
Their new Balmain campaign isn't just extremely off-putting and incredibly up-close; it's also a serious sartorial achievement.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture|Amy Zimmerman|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People are extremely anxious about the next generation,” Lake said, “and it unites America.
Schools are extremely important to create the possibility for individual lives to be better.
His museums would be almost empty and his knowledge would be extremely limited.The Gorilla Hunters|R.M. Ballantyne
They are extremely well executed and enhance the beauty of the design.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
They are very splendid in their dresses; the costume of the men is extremely like that of the Turks.The World's Fair|Anonymous
And in company with three other extremely rich men he arranged, once a year, a Field Day for the town of Intervale.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
The platinochloride is extremely soluble in water, and only comes down from an absolute alcohol solution.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth