Great and Superlative


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Great adjective – Of the very best kind.
Usage example: this cake is great!

Superlative is a synonym for great in important topic. In some cases you can use "Superlative" instead an adjective "Great", when it comes to topics like outstanding, expert.
Nearby Words: greatly, greatness
Synonyms for Great


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Superlative adjective – Of the very best kind.
Usage example: the New England town meeting is a superlative example of grassroots democracy

Great is a synonym for superlative. Sometimes you can use "Great" instead an adjective "Superlative".
Nearby Word: superlatively
Synonyms for Superlative

Things that words describes

pleasure great pleasure superlative pleasure
example great example superlative example
fighter great fighter superlative fighter
numbers great numbers superlative numbers
Other nouns: skills, moments.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fantastic - while this word is often treated as a superlative, meaning great or amazing, in trope names this is generally used to refer to something relating to Fantasy.
  • Useful Notes / Britain Versus the UK Of course, the existence of a "Great" Britain suggests the existence of a "Mediocre" Britain somewhere else that it needs a superlative to be distinguished from.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: "It is the wittiest partition that ever I heard discourse, my lord." Overshadowed by Awesome: Between the lovestruck kids and the great passive-aggressive fairie divorce settlement, people don't give much thought to the rude mechanicals.
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