Meaning of COMPARATIVE in English

noun an equal; a rival; a compeer.

2. comparative ·noun one who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.

3. comparative ·adj of or pertaining to comparison.

4. comparative ·adj estimated by comparison; relative; not positive or absolute, as compared with another thing or state.

5. comparative ·adj proceeding from, or by the method of, comparison; as, the comparative sciences; the comparative anatomy.

6. comparative ·noun the comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, the form by which the comparative degree is expressed; as, stronger, wiser, weaker, more stormy, less windy, are all comparatives.

7. comparative ·adj expressing a degree greater or less than the positive degree of the quality denoted by an adjective or adverb. the comparative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -er, more, or less; as, brighter, more bright, or less bright.

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