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
“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
(of climate or weather) Opposite of not aggressive or violent in nature
“A powerful storm is brewing.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
“You will abide by my strict rules to maintain absolute cleanliness and hygiene in my household!”
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 moderate or average in size, amount, or rank
Adjective
Opposite of of only average standard or quality
Adjective
Opposite of restraining behavior or appetite
Adjective
Opposite of in detail, describing each step precisely and in order
Adjective
Opposite of not displaying emotion
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by patience and indulgence
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 marked by levels that are neither too high nor too low
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
(of a punishment) Opposite of lenient in nature
“He received a harsh sentence for his crime as he was a repeat offender.”
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 below average in price or cost
“Jay has a penchant for fast and expensive cars.”
Adjective
Opposite of possessing sound judgment
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of having emotional or mental peace
“But that is as far as I can go in praising this decrepit and unbalanced person.”
Adjective
Opposite of averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to allay or make less intense
Verb
Opposite of make less strong or intense
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Opposite of intervene in a dispute in order to bring about an agreement or reconciliation
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 be in authority
Noun
Opposite of a person 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.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who belongs to the political right
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