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Definitions of superlative

  1. the superlative form of an adjective; "`best' is the superlative form of `good'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an exaggerated expression (usually of praise); "the critics lavished superlatives on it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The highest degree of excellence; the highest degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb; a word expressing the highest degree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Superlativeness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The superlative or highest degree of adjectives and adverbs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. In gram., the highest degree of comparison. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The superlative degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A word in the superlative degree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Superlatively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Superior to all others; highest in degree; as, superlative wisdom; in grammar, expressing the highest degree: said of a form of adjectives and adverbs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Carried above others or to the highest degree: superior to all others: most eminent: (gram.) expressing the highest degree of a quality. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Most eminent; supreme. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Highest in degree; most eminent; supreme; expressing the highest degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Surpassing all others; most eminent; in gram., expressing the highest degree in the quality of adjectives or adverbs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for superlative

  1. The imagination invests the beloved object with a thousand superlative charms; furnishes her with all the purple and fine linen, all the rich apparel and furniture, of human nature. – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. Benson- superlative Benson- has turned his shoulders upon Raynham. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
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