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1. extreme

adjective. ['ɪkˈstriːm'] of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity.

Synonyms

  • utmost
  • uttermost

Antonyms

  • fall
  • minimum
  • maximum

Etymology

  • extremus (Latin)

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2. extreme

noun. ['ɪkˈstriːm'] the furthest or highest degree of something.

Synonyms

  • level
  • grade

Antonyms

  • unsaturated
  • dull
  • near

Etymology

  • extremus (Latin)

3. extreme

adjective. ['ɪkˈstriːm'] far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree.

Antonyms

  • antapex

Etymology

  • extremus (Latin)

4. extreme

noun. ['ɪkˈstriːm'] the point located farthest from the middle of something.

Synonyms

  • peak
  • extremum
  • apex
  • acme
  • extremity
  • vertex

Antonyms

  • intense
  • immoderation
  • moderation
  • high

Etymology

  • extremus (Latin)

5. extreme

adjective. ['ɪkˈstriːm'] beyond a norm in views or actions.

Antonyms

  • temperate

Etymology

  • extremus (Latin)

6. extreme

adjective. ['ɪkˈstriːm'] most distant in any direction.

Antonyms

  • bottom out

Etymology

  • extremus (Latin)

7. unction

noun. anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual.

Synonyms

  • anointment
  • religious ritual
  • inunction
  • anointing

Antonyms

  • soften
  • stay
  • unhealthful
  • leanness

8. unction

noun. excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm.

Synonyms

  • compliment
  • smarm

9. unction

noun. semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation.

Synonyms

  • ointment
  • cerate
  • baby oil
  • balm
  • zinc ointment
  • wool fat
  • cure
  • therapeutic
  • wool grease
  • mentholated salve
  • sacramental oil
  • lip balm
  • balsam
  • salve
  • carron oil
  • lanolin
  • mercurial ointment
  • chrisom
  • curative
  • arnica
  • holy oil
  • chrism
  • unguent

Antonyms

  • criticize

10. unction

noun. smug self-serving earnestness.

Synonyms

  • unctuousness
  • oleaginousness
  • fulsomeness
  • smarminess
  • hypocrisy

Example sentences of the word extreme-unction


1. Noun Phrase
The Episcopal Church recognizes several names for the sacrament, including the sacrament of the sick, anointing and extreme unction.

2. Noun Phrase
Catholics see anointing with holy oil, or "extreme unction," as the final sacrament to prepare people for death and judgment.

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