absolute superlative definition

  • noun:
    • In Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan; the form of an adjective created by the addition of the suffixes -issimo, -isimo, -íssimo, -érrimo, -imo, or -íssim into adjective (with any final vowel dropped) to express a superlative that simply cannot be surpassed, obtaining the good sense “as ... as possible”.
    • In Greek: among degrees of contrast in an adjective which stresses an extraordinary home without making a primary comparison, its nearest equivalent in English being a most crucial page, a rather high mountain or positively uncontaminated water. Its formed by the addition of the suffix -τατος (declined) into the adjective’s nominative, neuter singular.
    • a superlative in a total in place of in a comparative or unique sense. See Elative.

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