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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 .
Example sentences from the Web for comparative
Egypt has a comparatively low number of HIV cases compared to the rest of Africa, with just 11,000 infected people nationwide.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Comparatively, during those same years CBP flagged 21 percent of migrants from other countries for credible fear interviews.
We ignore the comparatively free elections held in Iran, elections that bring the likes of a Hassan Rouhani to the presidency.Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East|Leslie H. Gelb|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In post-bust New York, rents were comparatively low and so the model worked.
You have to move heaven and earth to get a Green Card, but becoming a citizen of the U.S. is comparatively easy.
The Perdu at this point—and even in his horror he noted it with surprise—was comparatively shallow.Earth's Enigmas|Charles G. D. Roberts
This means that a comparatively limited number of debtors are called upon to sell their securities.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
The Indians were comparatively quiet, and he readily obtained a leave of absence.Last of the Great Scouts|Helen Cody Wetmore
The waters here are comparatively pure and the current mild.Mary and I|Stephen Return Riggs
Your paper has a comparatively limited circulation, and they do not ask us such a price even in the large dailies.'A Woman Intervenes|Robert Barr
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.)