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Noun: superlative  soo'pur-lu-tiv
  1. An exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    "the critics lavished superlatives on it"
     
  2. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    "so many highest superlatives achieved by man";
    - acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, meridian, tiptop, top
     
  3. The superlative form of an adjective or adverb
    "'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'";
    - superlative degree
Adjective: superlative  soo'pur-lu-tiv
  1. Highest in quality
    - greatest, sterling

Derived forms: superlatives

See also: superior

Type of: adjective, adverb, congratulations, degree, extolment, hats off, kudos, level, pat on the back, phase, phasis, point, praise, stage

Encyclopedia: Superlative