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superlative

su·per·la·tive

superlative

pronunciation:
s puhr l tihv [or] su puhr l tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of the finest kind or highest quality.
He is a superlative flute player.
synonyms:
best, finest, first-class, first-rate, superb
antonyms:
poor
similar words:
ace, capital, classic, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, magnificent, outstanding, prime, sterling, super, superior, supreme, top
definition 2: having to do with the form of adjectives and adverbs that indicates the highest or most extreme degree of comparison.
"Newest" and "most readily" are the superlative forms of "new" and "readily."
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the superlative degree, or a word or form in this degree.
She used the superlative "best" to describe her opinion of the painting.
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derivations: superlatively (adv.), superlativeness (n.)