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1. extremity

noun. ['ɛkˈstrɛməti'] an external body part that projects from the body.

Synonyms

  • parapodium
  • pleopod
  • digit
  • pincer
  • external body part
  • fang
  • fin
  • member
  • nipper
  • claw
  • limb
  • chela
  • chelicera
  • swimmeret
  • dactyl
  • mouthpart

Antonyms

  • adult
  • anode
  • cathode
  • opening

Etymology

  • extremite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • extremite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Extremity

  • ability
  • abnormality
  • absurdity
  • acceptability
  • acidity
  • activity
  • actuality
  • acuity
  • adaptability
  • admissibility
  • affinity
  • affordability
  • agility
  • alacrity
  • alkalinity
  • ambiguity
  • amenity
  • amiability
  • analyticity
  • animosity

Example sentences of the word extremity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Researchers concluded that low-impact dance might be better for decreasing the incidence of lower extremity overuse injuries.

Quotes containing the word extremity


1. Many a sin has sullied me in body and in soul because I did not restrain my thoughts nor guard my lips: nevertheless it is to Thee, O God of majesty and love, that I turn in my extremity, for Thou art the fount of mercy; to Thee, as quickly as I may, I speed: for Thou alone canst heal me; I take refuge under Thy protection.
- Saint Ambrose

2. It seems to me now that the plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.
- Nick Hornby, How to Be Good

3. Hope is the thing with feathersThat perches in the soul,And sings the tune without the words,And never stops at all,And sweetest in the gale is heard;And sore must be the stormThat could abash the little birdThat kept so many warm.I've heard it in the chilliest landAnd on the strangest sea;Yet, never, in extremity,It asked a crumb of me.
- Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems

2. extremity

noun. ['ɛkˈstrɛməti'] the outermost or farthest region or point.

Synonyms

  • extreme point
  • bound
  • region
  • part
  • extremum
  • limit
  • extreme
  • bounds
  • boundary
  • end

Antonyms

  • untreated
  • unconstipated
  • unsworn
  • outside

Etymology

  • extremite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • extremite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. extremity

noun. ['ɛkˈstrɛməti'] that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso.

Synonyms

  • external body part
  • limb
  • pedal extremity
  • paw
  • vertebrate foot
  • toe
  • manus
  • hand
  • finger

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • unbound
  • free
  • uncertain

Etymology

  • extremite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • extremite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. extremity

noun. ['ɛkˈstrɛməti'] the greatest or utmost degree.

Synonyms

  • ultimateness

Antonyms

  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • extremite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • extremite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. extremity

noun. ['ɛkˈstrɛməti'] an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease).

Synonyms

  • adversity
  • hard knocks
  • bitter end

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • join
  • connect
  • attach

Etymology

  • extremite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • extremite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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