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English adjective: comparative

1. comparative relating to or based on or involving comparison


SamplesComparative linguistics.

2. comparative estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete


SamplesA relative stranger.


Synonymsrelative


Similarrelational


Antonymsabsolute


English noun: comparative

1. comparative (communication) the comparative form of an adjective or adverb


Samples`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'.
`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'.
`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'.


Synonymscomparative degree


Broader (hypernym)adjective, adverb


Domain usage membersbest, better, better, better, closer, earlier, earliest, farthermost, farthest, fewer, finer, furthermost, furthest, less, more, more, more than, nearer, nigher, utmost, uttermost, worse, worse









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