Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. To an extreme degree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an extreme manner or state; in the utmost degree; to the utmost point; exceedingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the utmost degree; to the utmost; more commonly, to a very great degree; exceedingly: as, extremely hot or cold; extremely painful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to an extreme degree
  • adv. to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect

Etymologies

extreme +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'm saying this in all sincerity - i see this as her setting her followers up for a fall they're not prepared for by virtue of pretending she can get to the nod without playing it extremely * extremely* dirty to get there.

    In Private Pep-Talk To Top Donors, Hillary Predicts: "We're Gonna Win This"

  • Darshika Selvasivam, vice-president of the York Federation of Students, said she found the use of the word "extremely alarming."

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Darkshika Selvasivam, vice-president of the York Federation of Students, said she found the use of the word "extremely alarming."

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Oh! And I've experienced fame (well, we use the term extremely loosely) @ last as a twit-lit author (word we also use loosely): see here, but first be warned that you are about to encounter my hideous real name again.

    Redsaid

  • It also finished the quarter with a cash position of $7.57 billion, which it described as "extremely healthy and low leverage," after quarterly investments of $4.5 billion, including for the start-up of new coal, copper, nickel, iron-ore pellet, phosphate and hydroelectric-power facilities.

    Vale's Profit Falls 18%, as Stronger Dollar Boosts Debt

  • Davis and Kuehn said they expect U.S. domestic package volume to be flat in the third quarter compared to the year-earlier period amid what they called an "extremely sluggish" economic environment, after a rise of 0.1% in the second quarter.

    UPS Profit Jumps 26% on Strong Growth in China, Europe

  • A group of watercolor and ink studies made in 1913, most from the Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau in Munich, allows us to follow Kandinsky as he strove to re-create what he described as the "extremely powerful impressions" of Moscow he received on his trip.

    Complementary Abstractionists

  • This latest round of bidding sparked a price shoot-out that saw both Boeing and EADS submitting what they described as extremely competitive bids.

    Boeing Bid Beats Europe for Tanker

  • Russia's No. 2 lender, said it swung to a first-quarter net loss and lowered its year-end outlook for bad debts, in what it described as extremely tough economic conditions.

    Russia's VTB Swings to Loss, Expects No Profit for 2009

  • The hospital says it suspected it had a problem in June after discovering what it called extremely high levels of the heart drug into the patients -- Anderson.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2003

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