• A construction showing a relative quality, in English usually formed by adding more or appending -er. For example, the comparative of green is greener; of evil, more evil.
  • A word in the comparative form.
  • Data used to make a comparison.
  • An equal; a rival; a compeer.
  • One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.


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  • From Middle English comparatif, from Middle French comparatif, from Latin comparātīvus, equivalent to comparātus, from comparāre + -ive, from Latin -īvus.

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