Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of extreme: more extreme

Etymologies

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extreme +‎ -er

Examples

  • The religious are splitting between these two, with the extreme getting extremer, and moderate generally choosing between the extreme right and the moderate left.

    One Victory for Equality, One Defeat. | Mind on Fire

  • I know no evidence that would force Dr. O'Brien to yield to my view that the extremer forms of Namierism are too passé to be worth his shot, and leave it to his readers to decide between us.

    'Burke's Livery'

  • Mr Senior had seen its essential principle, the right of subsistence, worked out farther -- to extremer and more dangerous consequences -- than perhaps any other political or social experiment, before the practical common sense of England interfered.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • The very same men who work the galley punts I have just described are the 'hovellers' in the great luggers when the tempest drives the smaller boats ashore, and they also are the same men who, in times of greater and extremer need, answer so nobly to the summons of the lifeboat bell.

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

  • The general election which took place amid considerable enthusiasm on the 14th of May resulted in a sweeping victory for the Social Democrats whose number rose from 11 to 87; in a less complete triumph for the Christian Socialists who increased from 27 to 67; and in the success of the extremer over the conservative elements in all races.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • Hence the extremer Puritans were completely out of touch with the sensuous poetry of Christmas, a festival which, as we shall see, they actually suppressed when they came into power.

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • Some of the extremer pacifists, starting out with a complete renunciation of violence, have ended by warmly championing Hitler and even toying with antisemitism.

    The Lion and the Unicorn

  • The result is a want of solid foundations in the individual which amounts in its extremer forms to moral instability.

    The world as i see it

  • In my belief that a large acquaintance with particulars often makes us wiser than the possession of abstract formulas, however deep, I have loaded the lectures with concrete examples, and I have chosen these among the extremer expressions of the religious temperament.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • The extremer the physical effort, the greater the strain on the inner or moral powers.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

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