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    superlative - Dictionary definition and meaning for word superlative

    (noun) an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    Example Sentence
    • the critics lavished superlatives on it
    (noun) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    Synonyms : acme , elevation , height , meridian , peak , pinnacle , summit , tiptop , top
    Example Sentence
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
    (noun) the superlative form of an adjective or adverb
    Synonyms : superlative degree
    Example Sentence
    • `fastest' is the superlative of the adjective `fast'
    • `least famous' is the superlative degree of the adjective `famous'
    • `most surely' is the superlative of the adverb `surely'
    (adj) highest in quality
    Synonyms : greatest , sterling
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