|Origin:||extrême, from Latin extremus 'most outward', from exter; EXTERNAL|
ex‧treme1 S3 W3
1 [only before noun]
very great in degree:
Extreme poverty still exists in many rural areas.
It is necessary to use extreme caution with chemicals.
He had extreme difficulty getting hold of the ingredients.
very unusual and severe or serious
an extreme case of cruelty
Force is only justified in extreme circumstances.
the part furthest to the west, nearest the end etc:
on the extreme edge of the cliff
extreme opinions, beliefs, or organizations, especially political ones, are considered by most people to be unacceptable and unreasonable:
extreme right-wing nationalists
5 [only before noun]
an extreme sport is one that is done in a way that has much more risk and so is more dangerous than an ordinary form of the sport
someone who does extreme sports:
Extreme surfers will ride waves that reach heights of more than fifty feet.