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It Has 11 letters ( s u p e r l a t i v e )         5 vowels ( u e a i e )         6 consonants ( s p r l t v )         Word on the contrary evitalrepus

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _superlatyf_, from Old French _superlatif_, from Late Latin _superlātīvus_, from Latin _superlātus_ (“extravagant, of hyperbole”), past participle of _superfero_ (“carry over”), from _super_ (“above”) + _fero_ (“bear, carry”).

From Middle English superlatyf, from Old French superlatif, from Late Latin superlātīvus, from Latin superlātus (extravagant, of hyperbole), past participle of superfero (carry over), from super (above) + fero (bear, carry).

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /suːˈpɜː.lə.tɪv/, /sjuːˈpɜː.lə.tɪv/ * (US) IPA(key): /suˈpɝː.lə.tɪv/

Which the in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

SUPERLATIVE (_plural_ SUPERLATIVES) * 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. _Daniel is amazing, wonderful, fantastic, and many other SUPERLATIVES I can’t think of right now!_ SYNONYMS * (highest degree): acme, peak RELATED TERMS * superlative degree TRANSLATIONS

superlative (plural superlatives)

  1. The highest extent or degree of something.
  2. (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".
  3. (informal) An adjective used to praise something exceptional.
    Daniel is amazing, wonderful, fantastic, and many other superlatives I can’t think of right now!

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

SUPERLATIVE (_not comparable_) * Exceptionally good; of the highest quality; superb. * (grammar) Of or relating to a superlative. USAGE NOTES Rather formal, reflecting its Latin etymology; more colloquial alternatives include exceptional, fabulous, above and beyond, and others. SYNONYMS * (exceptionally good): above and beyond, exceptional, extraordinary, superb TRANSLATIONS

superlative (not comparable)

  1. Exceptionally good; of the highest quality; superb.
  2. (grammar) Of or relating to a superlative.

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Rather formal, reflecting its Latin etymology; more colloquial alternatives include exceptional, fabulous, above and beyond, and others.

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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English - See Also

* absolute * comparative * elative

Which the in categoryFRENCH - ADJECTIVE
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French - Adjective

SUPERLATIVE * feminine form of _superlatif_

superlative

  1. feminine form of superlatif

Which the in categoryITALIAN - ADJECTIVE
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Italian - Adjective

SUPERLATIVE * feminine plural of _superlativo_

superlative

  1. feminine plural of superlativo


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