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Definition of the noun Absolute Superlative
What does Absolute Superlative mean as a name of something?
- In Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan; the form of an adjective formed by adding the suffixes -issimo, -isimo, -íssimo, -érrimo, -imo, or -íssim to the adjective (with any final vowel dropped) to express a superlative that cannot be exceeded, having the sense “as ... as possible”.
- In Greek: one of the degrees of comparison in an adjective which stresses an exceptional property without making a direct comparison, its closest equivalent in English being a most important letter, a very high mountain or absolutely pure water. It is formed by adding the suffix -τατος (declined) to the adjective’s nominative, neuter singular.
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by Giacomo Leopardi, Michael Caesar, Franco D'Intino
The absolute superlative is a part of Leopardi's armory of affirmation, a kind of inflation that wants to populate the sentence without losing any specificity of meaning, but its English equivalents tend, alas, to weaken rather than strengthen that ...
Dictionary of Linguistics (1954)
by Mario Pei, Frank Gaynor
absolute superlative: A superlative used to denote a high degree of ...
by Hadumod Bussmann
absolute superlative => degree absolutive Morphological case in ergative languages for indicating the subject of intransitive verbs and the object of transitive verbs. The absolutive can be considered the primary ...
Grammar, Syntax and Style for the 21st Century by Ned Halley
absolute superlative Figure of speech. It is the use of a superlative to accord high praise ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
tyrant absolute sovereign autocrat absolute sovereignty autarchy, autocracy, autonomy absolute superlative elative absolution acquittal, amnesty, avenging, clearance, condonation, discharge, dismissing, disregarding, exculpating, excuse, ...
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Absolute superlative Meaning
Video shows what absolute superlative means. In Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan; the form of an adjective formed by adding the suffixes -issimo, ...
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