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
    informal, dated 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