Word of the Day: Extreme
ex-treme / ikˈstrēm
- of a character farthest removed from the average
Some people seem to have extreme natural wiring – a talent that seems to come out of nowhere.
Kevin Maney, 1960-
- existing in a high degree
Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.
Kofi Annan, 1938-2018
- farthest from the center; outermost
There should be balance in all our actions; to be either extreme or lukewarm is equally bad.
Hazrat Inayat Khan, 1882-1927
The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.
Dalai Lama, 1935-
- of, relating to or being an outdoor activity which involves high levels of danger or risk
I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.
Dave Chappelle, 1973-
- going to great lengths in action, opinion, etc.
All empty souls tend to extreme opinion. It is only in those who have built up a rich world of memories and habits of thought that extreme opinions affront the sense of probability.
William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939
- something marking one end of a range or scale
Every virtue is a mean between two extremes, each of which is a vice.
Aristotle, 384 BC-322 BC
- a measure involving a great amount of risk or highest level of something
Art must be unaesthetic in the extreme, useless and impossible to justify.
Francis Picabia, 1879-1953
- an excessive length; far beyond the average
Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance.
Jon Franklin, 1943-