Definition of "superlative" [su•per•la•tive]

  • (adjective) Of the highest order, quality, or degree; surpassing or superior to all others.
  • (adjective) Excessive or exaggerated.
  • (adjective) Grammar Of, relating to, or being the extreme degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb, as in best or brightest.
  • (noun) Something of the highest possible excellence.
  • (noun) The highest degree; the acme.

Use "superlative" in a sentence

  • "In order to showcase the most advanced towers piercing the clouds, "Supertall!" curator Carol Willis selected a skyscraper subset of what she calls "superlative buildings.""
  • "But for all that swagger, what makes Kael superlative is her femininity."
  • "It was obvious that Americans enjoyed everything in superlative form: the biggest, the best, the only, and the unique."

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