HyperDic: comparative

English > 3 senses of the word comparative:
ADJECTIVEpertcomparativerelating to or based on or involving comparison
allcomparative, relativeestimated by comparison
NOUNcommunicationcomparative, comparative degreethe comparative form of an adjective or adverb
comparative > pronunciation
Soundskahmpeh'rahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > comparative: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningrelating to or based on or involving comparison.
Example"comparative linguistics"
Spanishcomparativo
Catalancomparatiu
Nounscomparativethe comparative form of an adjective or adverb
comparisonrelation based on similarities and differences
Verbscompareconsider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
English > comparative: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningEstimated by comparison; not absolute or complete.
Synonymrelative
NarrowerrelationalHaving a relation or being related
Oppositeabsoluteperfect or complete or pure
Spanishcomparativo, relativo
Catalanrelatiu
Adverbscomparativelyin a relative manner
Verbscompareexamine and note the similarities or differences of
compareconsider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
English > comparative: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe comparative form of an adjective or adverb.
Examples
  • "'faster' is the comparative of the adjective 'fast'"
  • "'less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective 'famous'"
  • "'more surely' is the comparative of the adverb 'surely'"
Synonymcomparative degree
BroaderadjectiveA word that expresses an attribute of something
adverbA word that modifies something other than a noun
Usagebetter(comparative of 'good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability
better(comparative of 'good') changed for the better in health or fitness
better, best(comparative and superlative of 'well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
earlier, earliest(comparative and superlative of 'early') more early than
farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, utmost, uttermost(comparatives of 'far') most remote in space or time or order
fewer(comparative of 'few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of
finer(comparative of 'fine') greater in quality or excellence
less(comparative of 'little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning / meaning not as great in amount or degree
more, more than(comparative of 'much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning / meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
more(comparative of 'many' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning greater in number
nearer, nigher, closer(comparative of 'near' or 'close') within a shorter distance
worse(comparative of 'bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
worse(comparative of 'ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner
Spanishcomparativo, grado comparativo
Catalancomparatiu
Adjectivescomparativerelating to or based on or involving comparison

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