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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
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of the finest kind or highest quality.
The restaurant is noted for its superlative cuisine.
synonyms:
A one, best, finest, first-class, first-rate, sublime, superb
antonyms:
mediocre, poor
similar words:
ace, capital, classic, consummate, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, incomparable, inimitable, magnificent, nonpareil, outstanding, peerless, premium, prime, smashing, standout, sterling, super, superior, supreme, surpassing, tiptop, top, towering, virtuoso
definition 2: in grammar, denoting the form of adjectives and adverbs that indicates the highest or most extreme degree of comparison. (Cf. comparative, positive.)
"Newest" and "most readily" are the superlative forms of "new" and "readily".
definition 3: exaggerated or overdone, esp. in language.
He seemed somewhat superlative in his compliments.
synonyms:
bombastic, exaggerated, overblown, overdone, overstated
similar words:
excessive, fustian, grandiloquent, grandiose, high-sounding, inflated, magniloquent, pompous, pretentious, tumid, turgid
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in grammar, the superlative degree, or a word or form in this degree.
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definition 2: one that is of the highest quality or degree.
synonyms:
best
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derivations: superlatively (adv.), superlativeness (n.)