Definitions of superlative

  1. an exaggerated expression ( usually of praise); " the critics lavished superlatives on it"
  2. The highest degree of excellence; the highest degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb; a word expressing the highest degree.
  3. Superlativeness.
  4. The superlative or highest degree of adjectives and adverbs.
  5. In gram., the highest degree of comparison.
  6. The superlative degree.
  7. A word in the superlative degree.
  8. Superlatively.
  9. Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme; as, superlative wisdom or prudence; a woman of superlative beauty; the superlative glory of the divine character.
  10. Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of - est, most, or least; as, highest, most pleasant, least bright.
  11. That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree.
  12. The superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed; as, strongest, wisest, most stormy, least windy, are all superlatives.
  13. Superior to all others; highest in degree; as, superlative wisdom; in grammar, expressing the highest degree: said of a form of adjectives and adverbs.
  14. Carried above others or to the highest degree: superior to all others: most eminent: ( gram.) expressing the highest degree of a quality.
  15. Most eminent; supreme.
  16. Highest in degree; most eminent; supreme; expressing the highest degree.
  17. Surpassing all others; most eminent; in gram., expressing the highest degree in the quality of adjectives or adverbs.