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adjective extreme pronunciation in American English /ɪkˈstrim/
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  1. 1
    [only before noun] very great in degree
    extreme poverty/hardship
    Use extreme caution when driving in wet conditions.
    Will the clothing give protection against extreme cold?
  2. 2
    considered unreasonable by most people
    extreme right-wing views
    an extreme liberal
    Their demands were seen as being too extreme.
    It seemed a little extreme to call the police.
  3. 3
    very unusual
    an extreme case: In extreme cases, your membership may be canceled.
    an extreme example (of something): This city’s problems offer an extreme example of the difficulties faced by the country as a whole.
    1. a.
      much more severe or serious than usual
      The police were accused of using extreme violence against the protesters.
  4. 4
    [only before noun] farthest away
    the extreme end/edge/tip: The wooden buildings are situated at the extreme tip of the island.
    the extreme left/right/north/south: The minister is on the extreme left of the picture.

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