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What is the opposite of moderate?

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Adjective
Opposite of average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree
“We have great respect for them as a company.”
Adjective
Opposite of low to average in cost or price
“The cost of living in this city is very expensive.”
Adjective
Opposite of not excessive and within reason or due limits
“Frankly, the proposals to introduce taxes on road usage are outrageous.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by moderate behavior not given to excesses
“He unleashed on them a torrent of abuse that was unrestrained and unwarranted.”
Adjective
Opposite of tending to avoid extreme political ideas
“The party is pushing for a radical shake-up of international tax rules.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by pleasant weather with moderate temperatures
“The plants and animals that live here are able to survive harsh sunlight, extreme temperatures, and little rainfall.”
Adjective
Opposite of moderate or average in size, amount, or rank
Adjective
(of climate or weather) Opposite of not aggressive or violent in nature
“A powerful storm is brewing.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a considerate or kindly disposition
“He was a rough man who was prone to obscenities and bad behavior.”
Adjective
Opposite of adequate or acceptable in standard or quality
Adjective
Opposite of tolerant of deviation
Adjective
Opposite of restraining behavior or appetite
Adjective
Opposite of expressing subtlety of a particular quality as opposed to intense
“The others were ready to go, standing slowly and squinting against the intense light.”
Adjective
Opposite of careful and prudent in one's speech or actions
Adjective
Opposite of sensible or reasonable in a dispassionate manner
Adjective
Opposite of midway between extremes of size, amount, or degree
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by sound judgment
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in speed
“The action moves at a fast pace from beginning to end, complete with cinematic camera angles.”
Adjective
Opposite of taking place or progressing at a slow or moderate pace
Adjective
Opposite of considerable though not outstanding in size or amount
“The guests appear to be disgruntled after having an insufficient amount to eat and drink this evening.”
Adjective
Opposite of undemanding and easily executed
“Greg subjected himself to some hard training as he was determined to improve his fitness and skills.”
Adjective
Opposite of of an acceptable or satisfactory standard
“Standards are above average, but achievement is poor as a result of unsatisfactory teaching and attendance.”
Adjective
Opposite of cautious and having possible reservations
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by patience, tolerance or indulgence
Verb
Opposite of to make or become less extreme, intense, rigorous, or violent
more ❯
“Tensions between the rival clubs would rise when a contentious penalty was given to the home team.”
Verb
Opposite of to keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
“He is the latest candidate to unleash his anger with raw and emotional language.”
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Opposite of to preside over a meeting, discussion, etc.
“The speaker would encourage everyone to participate in the exercise in a bid to build trust.”
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Opposite of to decrease in strength or intensity
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Opposite of to regulate or keep under control
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Opposite of to intervene in a dispute in order to bring about an agreement or reconciliation
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Opposite of to act as an official in charge of something, especially a sporting event
Verb
(of a meeting or seminar) Opposite of to manage or preside over
“To follow your petty call to arms over trivial matters would be a massive waste of resources.”
Verb
Opposite of to restrain or to keep in check
Free yourself from the tyranny of emotional baggage, and you will be able to move on.”
Verb
Opposite of to remove or loosen restrictions on
Noun
Opposite of a person with moderate (typically political) views
“You are an extremist, dear, and what may be intelligible to you may not be intelligible to the rest of us.”
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