The state or condition of being superlative.
Syn: superlativity

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  • Superlativeness — Superlative Su per*la tive, a. [L. superlativus, fr. superlatus excessive, used as p. p. of superiorferre, but from a different root: cf. F. superlatif. See {Elate}, {Tolerate}.] 1. Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superlativeness — noun see superlative I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superlativeness — n. quality of being superlative …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superlativeness — su·per·la·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • superlativeness — noun see superlative I * * * superˈlativeness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑superlative …   Useful english dictionary

  • superlative — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English superlatif, from Anglo French, from Late Latin superlativus, from Latin superlatus (past participle of superferre to carry over, raise high), from super + latus, past participle of ferre to carry more at… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superlative — superlatively, adv. superlativeness, n. /seuh perr leuh tiv, soo /, adj. 1. of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme: superlative wisdom. 2. Gram. of, pertaining to, or noting the highest degree of… …   Universalium

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  • superlative — [su: pə:lətɪv] adjective 1》 of the highest quality or degree. 2》 Grammar (of an adjective or adverb) expressing the highest or a very high degree of a quality (e.g. bravest, most fiercely). Contrasted with positive and comparative. noun a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • advantage — 1 Advantage, handicap, allowance, odds, edge denote a factor or set of factors in a competition or rivalry giving one person or side a position of superiority over the other. Advantage is the general term, and implies superiority of any kind {the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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