Extreme vs Misery - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between extreme and misery

is that extreme is the greatest or utmost point, degree or condition while misery is great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.

As a adjective extreme

is of a place, the most remote, farthest or outermost.

As a adverb extreme

is (archaic) extremely.

extreme

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Of a place, the most remote, farthest or outermost.
  • In the greatest or highest degree; intense.
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  • Excessive, or far beyond the norm.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=Frank Fish, George Lauder, volume=101, issue=2, page=114, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Not Just Going with the Flow , passage=An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex . The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.}}
  • Drastic, or of great severity.
  • Of sports, difficult or dangerous; performed in a hazardous environment.
  • (archaic) Ultimate, final or last.
  • the extreme hour of life

    Synonyms

    * (place) farthest, furthest, most distant, outermost, remotest * (in greatest or highest degree) greatest, highest * (excessive) excessive, too much * (drastic) drastic, severe * (sports) dangerous * (ultimate) final, last, ultimate

    Antonyms

    * (place) closest, nearest * (in greatest or highest degree) least * (excessive) moderate, reasonable * (drastic) moderate, reasonable

    Derived terms

    * extremeness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The greatest or utmost point, degree or condition.
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  • Each of the things at opposite ends of a range or scale.
  • A drastic expedient.
  • (mathematics) Either of the two numbers at the ends of a proportion, as 1'' and ''6'' in ''1:2=3:6 .
  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (archaic) Extremely.
  • * 1796 Charles Burney, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Metastasio 2.5:
  • In the empty and extreme cold theatre.

    Usage notes

    * Formerly used to modify adjectives and sometimes adverbs, but rarely verbs.

    Derived terms

    * extremism * extremist * extremity * extremely * extreme ironing * extreme unction

    See also

    * mean

    References

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    misery

    English

    Noun

    (miseries)
  • Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
  • Ever since his wife left him you can see the misery on his face .
  • Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
  • (Extreme) poverty.
  • Greed; avarice.
  • Synonyms

    * see

    Derived terms

    * put out of one's misery