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From Middle English superlatyf from Old French superlatif from Late Latin superlātīvus from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] superlātus (“‘extravagant, of hyperbole’”), past participle of superfero (“‘carry over’”) from super (“‘above’”) + fero (“‘bear, carry’”).
- (RP) IPA: /suːˈpɜː.lə.tɪv/, /sjuːˈpɜː.lə.tɪv/, SAMPA: /su:"p3:(r).l@.tIv/
- (US) IPA: /suːˈpɝː.lə.tɪv/, /sjuːˈpɝː.lə.tɪv/
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- The highest extent or degree of something.
- (grammar) The form of an adjective that expresses which of more than two items has the highest degree of the quality expressed by the adjective; in English, formed by appending "-est" to the end of the adjective (for some short adjectives only) or putting "most" before it.
- The superlative of "big" is "biggest"
- (informal) An adjective used to praise something exceptional.
- Lincoln is amazing, wonderful, fantastic, and many other superlatives I can’t think of right now!
Adjectivesuperlative (not comparable)
- Exceptionally good; of the highest quality; superb.
- (grammar) Of or relating to a superlative.
- Feminine plural form of superlativo
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