1. comparative

noun. ['kəmˈpærətɪv'] the comparative form of an adjective or adverb.


  • comparative degree
  • adverb


  • disproportionate
  • out-and-out
  • rank

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Rhymes with Comparative

  • imperative
  • narrative

How do you pronounce comparative?

Pronounce comparative as kəmˈpærətɪv.

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How do you spell comparative? Is it comparitive ?

A common misspelling of comparative is comparitive

Sentences with comparative

1. Adjective
Still, comparative cost of the cabinetry does provide a starting point for determining the costs of a kitchen.

Quotes about comparative

1. Well, Diotallevi and I are planning a reform in higher education. A School of Comparative Irrelevance, where useless or impossibe courses are given. The school's aim is to turn out scholars capable of endlessly increasing the number of unnecessary subjects.
- Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

2. But when they began handing out doctorates for comparative folk dancing and advanced fly-fishing, I became too stink in’ proud to use the title. I won’t touch watered whiskey and I take no pride in watered-down degrees.
- Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

2. comparative

adjective. ['kəmˈpærətɪv'] estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete.


  • relative


  • substantive
  • ancestor