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superlative ‎(plural superlatives)
The highest extent or degree of something.
(grammar) The form of an adjective that expresses which of several items has the highest degree of the quality expressed by the adjective; in English, formed by appending "-est" to the end of the adjective (for some short adjectives only) or putting "most" before it. The superlative of "big" is "biggest".‎
(informal) An adjective used to praise something exceptional. Daniel is amazing, wonderful, fantastic, and many other superlatives I can’t think of right now!‎

Etymology: From Middle English superlatyf, from Old French superlatif, from Late Latin superlātīvus, from Latin superlātus ‎(“ extravagant, of hyperbole ” ), past participle of superfero ‎(“ carry over ” ), from super ‎(“ above ” ) + fero ‎(“ bear, carry ” ).

Example Sentences Including 'superlative'

  • It's a superlative performance under simulated pressure.
  • You are the epitome of erudition. A double superlative.
  • And even after your superlative recommendation, I am stumped.
  • A superlative suggestion, sir, with just two minor flaws.
  • Results that are built on hard work and superlative teaching.
  • Oh, yes. Luxans make fine pilots, exceptional bodyguards and superlative lovers.
  • Thank you, I always enjoy being described with a superlative degree.
  • Her first film revealed a generous nature and a superlative ease.
  • This is perhaps where all the superlative effects of humanity come from.
  • Tell me, what you have done to deserve this superlative good fortune?
  • Ah, superlative! Please install a doggie door sized for a teacup poodle.


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superlative spanish translation

superlativo superlativa excepcional

superlative portuguese translation

superlativo superlativa

superlative german translation

der superlative Superlativ

superlative french translation

superlatif exceptionnel superlative superbe

superlative italian translation

superlativo termini entusiastici eccellente superlativa

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