What is the opposite of extreme?

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Adjective
(neutral or positive) Opposite of of a high or the highest degree or intensity
“He is a cautious driver who tends to drive at moderate speeds.”
Adjective
Opposite of very severe or serious
“Leaders hope that taking mild action today will dampen wage demands before they become significant.”
Adjective
Opposite of furthest from the center or a given point
“A single, solitary tear fell from her eye, then landed on the centermost part of the rose.”
Adjective
Opposite of far beyond the norm in terms of public opinion
“The survey reports that a large majority of people in the country typically hold fairly moderate views on most policy issues.”
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Opposite of denoting or relating to a sport involving great risk
“I wasn't particularly adventurous, so a tame sport like billiards was appropriate for me.”
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Opposite of unreasonable or inappropriate in magnitude
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Opposite of causing great physical or mental pain
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Opposite of having or proceeding from an extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something
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Opposite of furthest to the rear
Adjective
Opposite of that has been described as greater or better than it actually is
“There is understated confidence about the food, and the service allows you to sit back and truly relax.”
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Opposite of very severe, oppressive, or strict
Adjective
(generic intensifier) Opposite of extreme or absolute in degree
“I am intrigued by your mitigated sense of self-righteousness, but not entirely surprised.”
Adjective
Opposite of of the greatest possible degree or amount
Adjective
Opposite of extreme or severe
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Opposite of furthest from a center
Adjective
Opposite of significant in the degree of importance or seriousness, typically requiring immediate action or attention
“There are several tasks that require your attention, some trivial, and some quite important.”
Adjective
Opposite of dangerous or full of peril
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Opposite of of great size
“He carried his coins in a small leather pouch in his pocket.”
Adjective
Opposite of firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change
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Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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Opposite of contrary to reason or common sense
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Opposite of rigidly following the doctrines of a sect or other group
Adjective
Opposite of favoring fundamental, usually extreme, change in political or social conditions
“Her tone was that of a conservative reactionary bemoaning the collapse of family values.”
Adjective
Opposite of used to emphasize the extent of something unpleasant or bad
“Many believed he would make an excellent manager after his latest promotion.”
Adjective
Opposite of requiring immediate attention
“Once the baby was in a settled state, we were able to leave the room.”
Adjective
Opposite of intolerable in nature
“The slight bruise on my knee isn't enough to deter me from finishing the game.”
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(informal, intensifier) Opposite of extreme or absolute in degree
“It was a disappointing and sub-standard performance by the tennis player.”
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Opposite of overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
“Washington was shocked and amazed that Howe made no effort to attack his weak army.”
Adjective
(imperfect) Opposite of to an absolute degree
“She might have been an imperfect wife, but she was loyal and great with the kids.”
Adjective
(incomplete) Opposite of to an absolute degree
“What really bothers me is that people seem to have an incomplete foundation in the basics of language skills.”
Adjective
Opposite of requiring more effort than could be reasonably expected or asked for
“Given the ample time they had to amend the education bill, the interns felt that it was an easy task to complete.”
Noun
Opposite of the highest or most extreme degree of something
“I had bought a replacement part but quickly realized that my current setup had not met the minimum requirements.”
Noun
Opposite of either of two abstract things that are as different from each other as possible
“Our two countries share a commonality of views on many issues.”
Noun
Opposite of the furthest or most extreme point or limit of something
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being ferocious
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