What does extremity mean?

Definitions for extremity
ɪkˈstrɛm ɪ tiex·trem·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extremity, appendage, member(noun)

    an external body part that projects from the body

    "it is important to keep the extremities warm"

  2. extremity(noun)

    an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)

  3. extremity(noun)

    the greatest or utmost degree

    "the extremity of despair"

  4. extremity(noun)

    the outermost or farthest region or point

  5. extremity(noun)

    that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso


  1. extremity(Noun)

    The most extreme or furthest point of something.

    Etymology: From extremite, from extremite, from extremitas, from extremis; see extreme.

  2. extremity(Noun)

    An extreme measure.

    Etymology: From extremite, from extremite, from extremitas, from extremis; see extreme.

  3. extremity(Noun)

    A hand or foot.

    Guillian-Barru00E9 syndrome causes one to not be able to move one's extremities.

    Etymology: From extremite, from extremite, from extremitas, from extremis; see extreme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extremity(noun)

    the extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country

  2. Extremity(noun)

    one of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man

  3. Extremity(noun)

    the utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form

  4. Extremity(noun)

    the highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extremity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extremity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of extremity in a Sentence

  1. Colonel Morgan, In response to the British demand of the surrender of Fort Washington:

    Actuated by the most glorious cause that mankind ever fought in, I am determined to defend this post to the very last extremity.

  2. June Jordan:

    If any of us hopes to survive, s/he must meet the extremity of the American female condition with immediate and political response. The thoroughly destructive and indefensible subjugation of the majority of Americans cannot continue except at the peril of the entire body politic.

  3. Dan Bien:

    Unless you are being paid professionally to get back on the field of play, waiting to ensure that strength, motion, balance and stability, movement mechanics, lower extremity power, confidence and psychological approach are all optimized is the best strategy, just because the knee is no longer painful is not a guarantee that these criteria have been optimized.

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