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<< kiwamarinai/ kiwamaru | kke >>

〜極まる ([〜きわまる] )(kiwamaru)
    Meaning: Extremely; The height of…; Knows no bounds. Always has a negative meaning. 極限に達する
    Example: The height of rudeness.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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Formal. Kiwamaru and kiwamarinai are exactly the same meaning and can be used interchangeably. Kiwamatte is also the same meaning, but is used as a conjunction and is often used with the word感 (かん, feeling).

see http://www.geocities.com/easykanji/jlptgrammar.html
 
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ex #3315   目上の人に敬語を使わないとは,失礼極まりない 
Not using polite language towards your superior is the height of rudeness  
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ex #3316   その映画を見て、感極まって泣いた  
The film was so moving that I cried  
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ex #3317   その映画をみて、感極まった様子だった  
The film was so moving that it made her seem very sad  
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ex #3318   不愉快極まる会話だった  
It was a most uncomfortable conversation  
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ex #7266   彼の考えは不愉快極まる。 
I am revolted by his idea.  
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ex #7267   彼女はその知らせを聞いて感極まって泣き出した。 
She was moved to tears by the news.  
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ex #7268   進退窮まる. 
Be in a tight corner.  
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blabbyMainly used in written Japanese. 
bamboo4Although 感極まる and 失礼極まりない are often used in conversational diction. 
赤毛I don't understand ex #3317 and the corresponding translation.
Ex #3315 seems to be from kiwamarinai entry, but perhaps one entry is enough for all the examples.
 

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