/ (ˈɡreɪtɪst) /

  1. the superlative of great

  1. the greatest slang an exceptional person

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How to use greatest in a sentence

  • But the greatest danger I ever underwent in that kingdom was from a monkey, who belonged to one of the clerks of the kitchen.

    Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
  • But,” said the prime minister of Flatland, starting a difficulty, “who is to be greatest chief?

    The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
  • Davy read this over two or three times, in the greatest perplexity, and then gave it up in despair.

    Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
  • Then my luck changed and I found myself under one of the very greatest teachers of his time, Professor Huxley.

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • He brings out all their power, brilliancy and careering wildness, and makes the greatest sensation of them.