- the superlative degree.
- a form in the superlative.
Origin of superlative
Synonyms for superlative
Related Words for superlativelycorrectly, wonderfully, admirably, flawlessly, impeccably, exquisitely, superbly, supremely, particularly, chiefly, mostly, largely, generally, notably, basically, predominantly, importantly, decidedly, absolutely, awfully
Examples from the Web for superlatively
Historical Examples of superlatively
If anything with us is good, it is superlatively good for being brief.
The alderman's eulogium on Mr. Punch was superlatively good.The English Spy
How superlatively happy she would be to accompany Mrs. Swiggs.An Outcast
F. Colburn Adams
You don't, I mean, as a rule, get it all so superlatively together.The Good Soldier
Ford Madox Ford
His name was Auku-wonze-zee, that is to say, “he who is superlatively old.”Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet
Word Origin for superlative
late 14c., from Old French superlatif (13c.), from Late Latin superlativus "exaggerated, superlative," from Latin superlatus "exaggerated" (used as past participle of superferre "carry over or beyond"), from super "beyond" (see super-) + lat- "carry," from *tlat-, past participle stem of tollere "to take away" (see extol). The noun is attested from 1520s, originally in the grammatical sense.