- the superlative degree.
- a form in the superlative.
Origin of superlative
OTHER WORDS FROM superlative
How to use superlative in a sentence
Brady played well — three touchdowns, two interceptions — but Mahomes was superlative, throwing for 462 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Fifty years later, it seems easy, and a bit unfair, to render judgments on Sheehan, a superlative but tormented reporter who had come to passionately oppose a war he knew was fueled by government lies.
For a year of dubious superlatives, 2020 has left the planet one last parting gift.2020 Ties With 2016 for Warmest Year Ever Recorded|Aryn Baker|January 8, 2021|Time
If you finish a ski run, mountain-bike trail, or sport-climbing route and you love it, I encourage you to try out new superlatives when describing it to someone else.
If within Him these two were to be distinguished, the superlatively perfect Principle would be incomplete and imperfect.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
These, indeed, are the general characteristics of all the countryside of central Italy, but here they are superlatively idyllic.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
Then, as the trio on the balcony stepped in through the window, he turned suddenly and superlatively scarlet.The Lieutenant-Governor|Guy Wetmore Carryl
Rigoletto is unpleasant, but it is a superlatively fine tragedy in the Nemesis.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
At such times the remarks may be superlatively pleasant, but they are more often superlatively disagreeable.A Girl's Student Days and After|Jeannette Marks
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.)