Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: superlatif, from Late Latin superlativus, from Latin superlatus, past participle of superferre 'to carry above, raise high'

superlative

1 adjective
     
Related topics: Grammar
su‧per‧la‧tive1
1 excellent:
a superlative performance
2SLG a superlative adjective or adverb expresses the highest degree of a particular quality. For example, the superlative form of 'tall' is 'tallest'. [↪ comparative]

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