HyperDic: superlative

English > 4 senses of the word superlative:
NOUNcommunicationsuperlativean exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
statesuperlative, acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, meridian, tiptop, topthe highest level or degree attainable
communicationsuperlative, superlative degreethe superlative form of an adjective or adverb
ADJECTIVEallsuperlative, greatest, sterlinghighest in quality
superlative > pronunciation
Soundssuhper'lahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > superlative: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHighest in quality.
Synonymsgreatest, sterling
BroadersuperiorOf high or superior quality or performance
Spanishmáximo, superior
Catalanexcepcional, superior, superlatiu
Nounssuperlativethe highest level or degree attainable
Adverbssuperlativelyto a superlative degree
English > superlative: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn exaggerated expression (usually of praise).
Example"the critics lavished superlatives on it"
Broaderpraise, congratulations, kudos, extolmentAn expression of approval and commendation
Usagebest(superlative of 'good') having the most positive qualities
fewest(superlative of 'few' used with count nouns and usually preceded by 'the') quantifier meaning the smallest in number
leastThe superlative of 'little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by 'the'
mostThe superlative of 'much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by 'the'
most(superlative of 'many' used with count nouns and often preceded by 'the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number
nearest, nighest, closest(superlative of 'near' or 'close') within the shortest distance
worst(superlative of 'bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
Spanishelogios superlativos, superlativo
Catalansuperlatiu
English > superlative: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development.
Example "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"
Synonymsacme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, meridian, tiptop, top
Broaderdegree, level, stage, pointA specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
Spanishapogeo, auge, cima, cúspide, pico, súmmum, superlativo, tiptop
Catalanapogeu, caramull, cim, súmmum, tiptop
Adjectivessuperlativehighest in quality
English > superlative: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe superlative form of an adjective or adverb.
Examples
  • "'fastest' is the superlative of the adjective 'fast'"
  • "'least famous' is the superlative degree of the adjective 'famous'"
  • "'most surely' is the superlative of the adverb 'surely'"
Synonymsuperlative degree
BroaderadjectiveA word that expresses an attribute of something
adverbA word that modifies something other than a noun
Spanishsuperlativo
Catalansuperlatiu

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