Definition and Meanings for superlative

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Superlative is ranked 28,157 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of superlative

adjective, adverb, noun

Etymology of superlative

l. superlativus, fr. superlatus excessive, used as p. p. of superiorferre, but from a different root: cf. f. superlatif. see elate, tolerate

Meaning of superlative


as adjective

  • lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme; as, superlative wisdom or prudence; a woman of superlative beauty; the superlative glory of the divine character.
  • expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. the superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -est, most, or least; as, highest, most pleasant, least bright.

as adverb, noun


    as noun

    • that which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree.
    • the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed; as, strongest, wisest, most stormy, least windy, are all superlatives.
    • No antonyms for superlative

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