Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun superlative

3 senses of superlative

Sense 1
superlative -- (an exaggerated expression (usually of praise); "the critics lavished superlatives on it")
       => praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment -- (an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work")

Sense 2
acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top -- (the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession")
       => degree, level, stage, point -- (a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?")

Sense 3
superlative, superlative degree -- (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'")
       => adjective -- (a word that expresses an attribute of something)
       => adverb -- (a word that modifies something other than a noun)

Antonyms of adj superlative

1 sense of superlative

Sense 1
greatest, sterling (prenominal), superlative -- (highest in quality)

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of low or inferior quality)

Similarity of adj superlative

1 sense of superlative

Sense 1
greatest, sterling (prenominal), superlative -- (highest in quality)
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

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