ultra

Part of speech: adjective

Exceeding moderation; extreme; extravagant.

Part of speech:

A prefix of Latin origin meaning " beyond"; on the other side of; beyond what is usual or natural; as, ultrafashionable.

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Usage examples "ultra":

  1. Also, if he had sunk to the depths of despair, it was rather by reason of an ultra- sensitive imagination on his own part than by any fault of the Duchessa's. - "Antony Gray,--Gardener", Leslie Moore.
  2. Mr. Lecky explains this difference by his favourite hypothesis that the American Revolution was the work of a few ultra- radical leaders, with whom the people were not generally in sympathy; and he thinks we could not expect to see great heroism or self- sacrifice manifested by a people who went to war over what he calls a " money dispute." - "The Critical Period of American History", John Fiske.
  3. To it he attributed with remarkable inaccuracy, the agrarian movement in Ireland, and with it he connected the fact that Henry George's new book, " Progress and Poverty," was selling by thousands " in an ultra popular form" in the back streets and alleys of England. - "The History of the Fabian Society", Edward R. Pease.