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Absolute Superlative

Definition of the noun Absolute Superlative

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  1. 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”.
  2. 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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Google previewZibaldone (2013)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics (1954)

by Mario Pei, Frank Gaynor

absolute superlative: A superlative used to denote a high degree of ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

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 ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Modern English Grammar (2001)

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 ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

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

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