Definition for SU-PER'LA-TIVE

SU-PER'LA-TIVE, a. [Fr. superlatif; L. superlativus; super and latio, latus, fero.]

  1. Highest in degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; as, a man of superlative wisdom or prudence, of superlative worth; a woman of superlative beauty.
  2. Supreme; as, the superlative glory of the divine character.
  3. In grammar, expressing the highest or utmost degree; as, the superlative degree of comparison.

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