Superlative vs Superlativeness - What's the difference?

superlative | superlativeness |

As nouns the difference between superlative and superlativeness

is that superlative is while superlativeness is the state or condition of being superlative.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • The highest extent or degree of something.
  • (label) 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.
  • (label) An adjective used to praise something exceptional.
  • Synonyms

    * (highest degree) acme, peak


  • 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.


    * (exceptionally good) above and beyond, exceptional, extraordinary, superb

    See also

    * absolute * comparative * elative ----




  • The state or condition of being superlative.
  • Synonyms

    * superlativity