Synonyms of extreme in English:

extreme


See definition of extreme

adjective

1‘they were in extreme danger’

SYNONYMS

utmost, uttermost, very great, greatest, greatest possible, maximum, maximal, highest, ultimate, supreme, paramount, great, acute, major, intense, enormous, severe, high, superlative, exceptional, extraordinary

ANTONYMS

slight

2‘such an appalling situation calls for extreme measures’

SYNONYMS

drastic, serious, forceful, desperate, dire, radical, far-reaching, momentous, consequential, substantial

unrelenting, unbending, unyielding, remorseless, uncompromising, unmitigated

heavy, sharp, severe, austere, stern, harsh, tough, strict, rigorous, swingeing, punishing, punitive, excessive, oppressive, draconian, ferocious

ANTONYMS

mild

3‘a person of extreme views’

SYNONYMS

radical, extremist, immoderate, exaggerated, intemperate, outrageous, unreasonable

fanatical, diehard, overzealous, revolutionary, rebel, rebellious, subversive, militant, combative

informal over the top, OTT

British informal swivel-eyed

ANTONYMS

moderate

4‘extreme sports’

SYNONYMS

dangerous, hazardous, risky, high-risk

reckless, foolhardy, daredevil, breakneck, daring, adventurous

ANTONYMS

safe, tame

5‘the extreme tip of a narrow peninsula’

SYNONYMS

furthest, farthest, furthermost, farthermost, farthest away, furthest away, very, utmost, outermost, most distant, aftermost, endmost, ultimate, final, last, terminal, remotest

rare outmost

ANTONYMS

near


noun

1‘the two extremes of standardized and non-standardized interviews’

SYNONYMS

opposite, antithesis, side of the coin, other side of the coin, pole, opposite pole, contrary, alternative, exclusive alternative

opposing pair

rare antipode

ANTONYMS

medium

2‘this attitude is taken to its extreme in the following quote’

SYNONYMS

limit, extremity, greatest degree, highest degree, maximum, height, high, low

ceiling, top, zenith, pinnacle, peak, apex, climax, ultimate, optimum, acme, epitome

ANTONYMS

minimum


Phrases

    in the extreme

      ‘David was generous in the extreme’

      SYNONYMS

      extremely, very, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, extraordinarily, to a fault, extra, tremendously, immensely, vastly, hugely, abundantly, intensely, acutely, singularly, significantly, distinctly, outstandingly, uncommonly, unusually, decidedly, particularly, eminently, supremely, highly, remarkably, really, truly, mightily, thoroughly

      all that, to a great extent, most, so

      Scottish

      unco

      très

      Northern English

      right

      informal

      terrifically, awfully, fearfully, terribly, devilishly, majorly, seriously, mega, ultra, oh-so, stinking, mucho, damn, damned

      dated, informal

      devilish, hellish, frightfully

      British informal

      ever so, well, bloody, dead, dirty, jolly, fair

      North American informal

      real, mighty, powerful, awful, plumb, darned, way, bitching, mad

      South African informal

      lekker

      archaic

      exceeding

      ANTONYMS

      moderately, slightly, by no means