noun, plural ex·trem·i·ties.
Origin of extremity
Examples from the Web for extremity
“A lot of extremity you see in YA is merely attempting to capture the intensity” of being a teen, Lorentz says.The War Inside: Terrorism & Teenhood in ‘No Dawn Without Darkness’|Hugh Ryan|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It is not implausible that a greater proportion of torso and extremity fat may protect against injury,” the report said.
To do so missing an extremity is astonishing—and an inspiration.
In her extremity she saw the mouth of the alley, dodged in, and was safe.The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.
I studied his eyes with a new professional interest, which even the extremity of our danger could not wholly banish.The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu|Sax Rohmer
In this extremity Sieys chose as minister of police the old Terrorist Fouch, who best understood how to deal with his brethren.
This extremity is terrible, but we are forced to submit to it, if we desire to enjoy the fruit of our rude labours in peace.The Trappers of Arkansas|Gustave Aimard
Nature is a wonderful thing, and great are its resources in extremity.Benita, An African Romance|H. Rider Haggard
noun plural -ties
late 14c., from Old French estremite (13c.), from Latin extremitatem (nominative extremitas) "the end of a thing," from extremus; see extreme, the etymological sense of which is better preserved in this word.