extreme

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. remote, utmost, farthest, last, final, ultra, radical, drastic; excessive, inordinate, deep, intense, desperate, outrageous, immoderate, greatest. See end, greatness.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [The most remote]
Syn. utmost, final, ultimate, farthest; see last 1 .
2. [Going beyond moderation and reason]
Syn. radical, intemperate, immoderate, imprudent, excessive, inordinate, immeasurable, profuse, extravagant, exorbitant, overkill, flagrant, outrageous, unreasonable, irrational, improper, unconventional, fabulous, preposterous, abysmal, greatest, thorough, far, gross, out of proportion, absolute, ultra, extremist, fanatical, rabid, overzealous, desperate, severe, intense, strict, drastic, sheer, total, advanced, violent, sharp, acute, beyond control, fantastic, to the extreme, nonsensical, unqualified, absurd, monstrous, unmitigated, hyperbolic, exaggerated, big*, almighty*, super*, stiff*, steep*, gonzo*, out of bounds*, at its height*, beyond the pale*, way-out*, far-out*, to the max*.
Ant. cautious, restrained*, moderate.
n.
Syn. height, apogee, utmost, maximum; see climax , limit 2 .
go to extremes,
Syn. be excessive, be immoderate, go to Great lengths, go overboard*; see overdo 1 .
in the extreme,
Syn. extremely, to the highest degree, inordinately, to the utmost; see much 2 , very .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
outer limit, height, extremity, end, ultimate, maximum, ceiling, utmost, top, peak.
II
a.
drastic, beyond reason, excessive, utmost, severe, extraordinary, great, immoderate, extravagant, outrageous, imprudent, radical, overkill, undue.
ANT.: conventional, normal, conservative, moderate
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Most distant or remote, as from a center: farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, ultimate, utmost, uttermost. See BIG, EDGE. 2. Of the greatest possible degree, quality, or intensity: supreme, transcendent, ultimate, unsurpassable, utmost, uttermost. See BETTER, BIG. 3. Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit: excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, immoderate, inordinate, overabundant, overmuch, undue. See EXCESS. 4. Holding especially political views that deviate drastically and fundamentally from conventional or traditional beliefs: extremist, fanatic, fanatical, rabid, radical, revolutionary, ultra. Slang: far-out. See CONCERN, EDGE, POLITICS. II noun 1. The ultimate point to which an action, thought, discussion, or policy is carried: end, length, limit. See LIMITED. 2. Either of the two points at the ends of a spectrum or range: limit. See EDGE.

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