Definition of SUPERLATIVE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an exaggerated expression (usually of praise); "the critics lavished superlatives on it" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the superlative form of an adjective or adverb; "`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'" ;


Source: WordNet 3.1

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