- the superlative degree.
- a form in the superlative.
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Example sentences from the Web for superlative
When he discovered tentacled snakes are born knowing how to strike at prey rather than learning through failure, Catania recalls that he couldn’t “find enough superlatives to sum up these results.”‘Great Adaptations’ unravels mysteries of amazing animal abilities|Erin Garcia de Jesus|October 12, 2020|Science News
Some have gone on to become superlative research mathematicians.At the Math Olympiad, Computers Prepare to Go for the Gold - Facts So Romantic|Kevin Hartnett|September 22, 2020|Nautilus
Despite my aversion to superlatives, I consider communication to be one of the most difficult, important, and ubiquitous activities.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in tech|Rachel King|September 4, 2020|Fortune
You will have to forgive him for labeling more than one destination in such a superlative fashion.
The interview illustrates that, among all her other superlative qualities, is a remarkable level of self awareness.11 Angelina Jolie Quotes From Her 'Maleficent' Q&A Proving She's Perfect|Marina Watts|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Floyd Landis was a superlative natural talent, even more so than Armstrong ever was.Dope on Wheels: Speed Read of 'Wheelmen' About Lance Armstrong|Thomas Flynn|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some of what looks like superlative performance may just be the luck of the draw.The Real Lesson of JC Penney: Sometimes, You're Stuck|Megan McArdle|April 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The "coming up" teasers on The Bachelor are widely mocked because they are so ridiculously over the top and superlative.
Note that el mejor represents the superlative degree of bueno.Heath's Modern Language Series: The Spanish American Reader|Ernesto Nelson
The superlative, so distasteful in the temperate region, has vivacity in the Eastern speech.
If the Grand Cañon itself did not dwarf everything else, the scenery of these plateaus would be superlative in interest.Our Italy|Charles Dudley Warner
Because those sins which were then of the positive, if I may so speak, are now increased to the superlative degree.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I|Martin Luther
And the picture of superlative beauty she made in her animation.The Man in the Twilight|Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for superlative
Derived forms of superlativesuperlatively, adverbsuperlativeness, noun
Word Origin for superlative
Cultural definitions for superlative
The form of an adjective indicating the greatest degree of the quality that the adjective describes. Best is the superlative form of good; fastest is the superlative form of fast; most charming is the superlative form of charming. The usual superlative takes the ending -est. (Compare comparative.)