Origin of comparative
OTHER WORDS FROM comparativecom·par·a·tive·ly, adverbcom·par·a·tive·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH comparativecomparable, comparative
Words nearby comparative
How to use comparative in a sentence
Her teaching and scholarship have focused on comparative ethnic politics and conflict, democratization, and retrospective justice.
One of the new study’s authors, he is a comparative physiologist.Here’s how sea otters stay warm without blubber or a large body|Jaime Chambers|August 11, 2021|Science News For Students
To find out, comparative psychologist Jim McGetrick and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna trained pet dogs how to use a button to get food from a nearby dispenser.Would dogs return the favor if you gave them treats? It’s complicated|Betsy Mason|July 14, 2021|Science News
That tiny froghoppers and other insects feed on xylem sap has stoked skepticism about these measurements, says Philip Matthews, a comparative physiologist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.Froghoppers are the super-suckers of the animal world|Jonathan Lambert|July 13, 2021|Science News
The new scholarship on comparative polarization is crucial in understanding this dynamic.Why The Two-Party System Is Effing Up U.S. Democracy|Lee Drutman (firstname.lastname@example.org)|June 16, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
This full-circle comparative literature process is well represented in modern war writing and recent Arabic fiction.'Fives and Twenty-Fives' Is Fiction Honed in a Combat Zone|Brian Castner|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A third way to counter the negative stereotypes is to provide a bit of comparative historical context.Why the US-Africa Summit Was Important and Why It Wasn't Enough|John Prendergast|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a comparative study, it highlights the distinctively brutal features of American slavery.
Under the old system, only a comparative handful of members had any power.Memo: The Aaron Sorkin Model of Political Discourse Doesn't Actually Work|Megan McArdle|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As a comparative anatomist, MacLean viewed animal behaviors as evolutionary adaptations of the brain.
It is impossible to form a just estimate of the Bible without some knowledge of ancient history and comparative mythology.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The doctor, informed of her comparative happiness, again shrugged his shoulders.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
To many causes may the comparative smallness of success that has attended these be attributed.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
"Madame tells me that he is dead," said she, and Garnache was shocked at the comparative calmness with which she said it.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
At Sorbonne a chair of comparative legislation was created for him.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
British Dictionary definitions for comparative
Derived forms of comparativecomparatively, adverbcomparativeness, noun
Cultural definitions for comparative
A form of an adjective indicating a greater degree of the quality that the adjective describes. Better is the comparative form of good; faster is the comparative form of fast; bluer is the comparative form of blue; more charming is the comparative form of charming. (Compare superlative.)