1. of the highest quality or degree.
    "a superlative piece of skill"
  2. grammar
    (of an adjective or adverb) expressing the highest or a very high degree of a quality (e.g. bravest, most fiercely).Contrasted with positive and comparative.
superlatives (plural noun)
  1. grammar
    a superlative adjective or adverb.
    • (the superlative)
      the highest degree of comparison.
  2. (superlatives)
    an exaggerated or hyperbolical expression of praise.
    "the critics ran out of superlatives to describe him"
  3. something or someone embodying excellence.
    "chilli has become the superlative among spices"
late Middle English: from Old French superlatif, -ive, from late Latin superlativus, from Latin superlatus ‘carried beyond’, past participle of superferre.
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he had been a superlative teacher but his health was gone and he was now a passenger.
the critics ran out of superlatives to describe him.
chilli has become the superlative among spices.
a superlative piece of skill.
How to say superlative in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Arabic (ADJECTIVE)الفائقة
Bangla পদাশ্রিত নির্দেশক
Bosnian (Latin) superlativ
Bulgarian (ADJECTIVE)превъзходна
Cantonese (Traditional) 最高級
Catalan (ADJECTIVE)superlatiu
Chinese Simplified 最高级
Chinese Traditional 最高級
Croatian (ADJECTIVE)superlativ
Czech (ADJECTIVE)superlativ, vynikající
Danish (ADJECTIVE)superlativ, suveræn, overlegne, uovertruffen
Dutch overtreffende trap
Estonian ülivõrre
Finnish (ADJECTIVE)superlatiivi, mainio
French (ADJECTIVE)superlatif
German (ADJECTIVE)überragende
Greek (ADJECTIVE)υπερθετικός
Haitian Creole très
Hebrew מופלג
Hindi (ADJECTIVE)अतिशयोक्ति
Hungarian (ADJECTIVE)felülmúlhatatlan, felsőfokú, páratlan
Icelandic stórlatið
Indonesian (ADJECTIVE)superlatif
Italian (ADJECTIVE)superlativo
Japanese (ADJECTIVE)最上級
Korean (ADJECTIVE)최상급
Latvian (ADJECTIVE)vispārākajā, visaugstākais, vislielākais
Lithuanian (ADJECTIVE)finansų
Norwegian Bokmål superlativ
Persian (ADJECTIVE)عالی
Polish (ADJECTIVE)superlatyw
Portuguese (ADJECTIVE)superlativo
Querétaro Otomi superlativo
Romanian (ADJECTIVE)superlativ
Russian (ADJECTIVE)превосходной
Serbian (Cyrillic) суперлатив
Serbian (Latin) superlativ
Slovak (ADJECTIVE)vynikajúce
Slovenian (ADJECTIVE)vrhunsko
Spanish (ADJECTIVE)superlativo
Swedish (ADJECTIVE)superlativ, överlägsen, suverän
Tamil [தொகு] உசாத்துணை
Telugu అత్యున్నతమైన
Thai สุดยอด
Turkish (ADJECTIVE)üstün
Ukrainian чудова
Urdu سریشٹ
Vietnamese ta
Yucatec Maya superlativo
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