going beyond the usual limit; excessive; extreme, esp. in opinions
Origin of ultra; from ultra-
an extremist, as in opinions held or policies favored
- beyond, on the farther side of: ultramundane
- excessive or extreme: an ultranationalist
- excessively; to an extreme degree: an ultraromantic notion
- something excessive or extreme: ultraism
- beyond the range of: ultrasonic
Origin of ultra-Classical Latin ; from ultra, feminine of an unverified form ulter, beyond, on the other side of ; from Indo-European an unverified form ol-, variant, variety of base an unverified form al-, beyond from source all, Classical Latin alius, other
Immoderately adhering to a belief, fashion, or course of action; extreme.
Origin of ultraFrench, from Latin ultrā-, ultra-.
- Beyond; on the other side of: ultraviolet.
- Beyond the range, scope, or limit of: ultrasonic.
- Far beyond the normal or proper degree of: ultraconservative.
Origin of ultra-Latin ultrā-, from ultrā, beyond; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more ultra, superlative most ultra)
From Latin ultra.
- Productive in all senses. The hyphen is included when the use is relatively unfamiliar, as in ultra-careful.