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extreme

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extreme(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (to the highest degree)
a. extremo
These families are living in the most extreme poverty.Estas familias viven en la más extrema pobreza.
b. sumo
We should proceed with extreme caution.Debemos proceder con suma cautela.
c. enorme
She felt an extreme sadness when her grandma passed away.Sintió una enorme tristeza cuando su abuelita falleció.
d. extremado
The extreme heat doesn't let us work.El calor extremado no nos deja trabajar.
2. (exceptional)
a. extremo
They're just normal people living in extreme circumstances.No es más que gente normal viviendo en circunstancias extremas.
3. (immoderate)
a. extremo
We were forced to take extreme measures.Nos vimos forzados a tomar medidas extremas.
b. extremista
I think his political opinions too extreme.A mí sus opiniones políticas me parecen demasiado extremistas.
4. (furthest)
a. extremo
There are still problems to solve in the extreme regions of the country.Todavía hay problemas que resolver en las regiones extremas del país.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (limit)
a. el extremo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I don't think it necessary to go to such extremes.Yo no creo que sea necesario llegar a esos extremos.
6. (furthest point)
a. el extremo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The airport is located at the southern extreme of the city.El aeropuerto se encuentra situado en el extremo sur de la ciudad.
7. (greatest degree)
a. el extremo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Stealing an exam was the extreme of dishonesty.Robarse un examen fue el extremo de la deshonestidad.
8. (sharp contrast)
a. el extremo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It is a region of great extremes in terms of climate.Es una región de grandes extremos en lo que al clima se refiere.
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extreme
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el extremo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to go from one extreme to the otherpasar de un extremo al otro
to go to extremesrecurrir a comportamientos extremos
extremes of temperaturetemperaturas extremas
in the extremeen grado sumo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (general)
a. extremo(a)
3. (politics)
a.
the extreme leftla extrema izquierda
extreme sportsdeportes extremos
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extreme [ɪksˈtriːm]
adjective
1 (very great) [+heat, danger, poverty, discomfort] extremo; [+care, caution] sumo; extremo; [+sorrow, anger] profundo; enorme
You must proceed with extreme caution
a matter of extreme importance una cuestión de suma importancia
in extreme old age en or a una edad muy avanzada
I have a matter of extreme importance to discuss with you
2 (exceptional) [+case, circumstances] extremo
In extreme cases the ratio is as high as 60:1
3 (radical) [+views, opinion] extremista; [+behaviour] extremado; [+method, action, measure] extremo
his methods are thought by many to be too extreme we were forced to adopt extreme methods This does raise proportionality: whether such action is too extreme on the basis of the evidence they took extreme measures
the extreme left/right (Pol) la extrema izquierda/derecha; to be extreme in one's opinions tener opiniones extremistas; there's no need to be so extreme no es necesario llegar a esos extremos
4 (furthest) [+point,] extremo
the extreme opposite el extremo opuesto; winds from the extreme north vientos de la región más septentrional; the room at the extreme end of the corridor la habitación al final del todo del pasillo
noun
extremo (m)
she's a woman of extremes es una mujer de extremos
to be driven to extremes verse obligado a tomar medidas extremas
to go to extremes tomar medidas extremas
to go to any extreme llegar a cualquier extremo; to go from one extreme to the other pasar de un extremo al otro
I won't go to that extreme
to take or carry sth to extremes llevar algo al extremo
That's taking generosity to extremes
extremes of temperature las temperaturas extremas
in the extreme en extremo; en sumo grado
modifier
extreme sports (n) deportes (m) de aventura; deportes (m) extremos
if you have a penchant for extreme sports such as abseiling and hang-gliding
extreme unction (n) (Rel) extremaunción (f)
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