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Definition 1: the comparative form of an adjective or adverb - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where comparative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
  • `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
  • `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'

Synonyms for comparative in the sense of this definition

(comparative is a kind of ...) a word that expresses an attribute of something

(comparative is a kind of ...) a word that modifies something other than a noun

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner

"he did worse on the second exam"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of

"fewer birds came this year" "the birds are fewer this year" "fewer trains were late"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `many' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning greater in number

"a hall with more seats" "we have no more bananas" "more than one"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree

"of less importance" "less time to spend with the family" "a shower uses less water" "less than three years old"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree

"more land" "more support" "more rain fell" "more than a gallon"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early

"a fashion popular in earlier times" "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher" "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order

"had traveled to the farthest frontier" "don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree" "explored the furthest reaches of space" "the utmost tip of the peninsula"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness

"her health is better now" "I feel better"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability

"this road is worse than the first one we took" "the road is in worse shape than it was" "she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `fine') greater in quality or excellence

"a finer wine" "a finer musician"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another

"You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din" "a better coat" "a better type of car" "a suit with a better fit" "a better chance of success" "produced a better mousetrap" "she's better in math than in history"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable

"it would be better to speak to him" "the White House thought it best not to respond"

(comparative is the usage domain for ...) (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance

"come closer, my dear!" "they drew nearer" "getting nearer to the true explanation"

Definition 2: estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where comparative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a relative stranger

Synonyms for comparative in the sense of this definition

(comparative is similar to ...) having a relation or being related

Definition 3: relating to or based on or involving comparison - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where comparative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • comparative linguistics
  • the comparative form of an adjective

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