superlatively


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su·per·la·tive

 (so͝o-pûr′lə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Of the highest order, quality, or degree; surpassing or superior to all others.
2. Excessive or exaggerated.
3. Grammar Of, relating to, or being the extreme degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb, as in best or brightest.
n.
1. Something of the highest possible excellence.
2. The highest degree; the acme.
3. Grammar
a. The superlative degree.
b. An adjective or adverb expressing the superlative degree, as in brightest, the superlative of the adjective bright, or most brightly, the superlative of the adverb brightly.

[Middle English superlatif, from Old French, from Late Latin superlātīvus, from Latin superlātus, past participle of superferre, to carry over a person or thing, exaggerate : super-, super- + lātus, past participle of ferre, to carry; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

su·per′la·tive·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.superlatively - to a superlative degree
Translations

superlatively

[sʊˈpɜːlətɪvlɪ] ADV [perform, sing] → excepcionalmente, de manera excepcional
a superlatively nice manun hombre extremadamente or excepcionalmente agradable
superlatively fiten una forma física excepcional
his ability to get things superlatively rightsu habilidad para hacer las cosas excepcionalmente or extraordinariamente bien
he knew his job superlatively wellconocía su trabajo a la perfección, conocía su trabajo excepcionalmente or extraordinariamente bien

superlatively

[sˈpɜːrlətɪvli] adv [play, perform] → brillamment
They played superlatively well → Ils ont joué brillamment.

superlatively

adv (= excellently)überragend, unübertrefflich; happy, fithöchst; superlatively wellüberragend (gut)

superlatively

[suˈpɜːlətɪvlɪ] adv (good, intelligent) → estremamente; (play, perform) → superlativamente
to be superlatively fit → essere in ottima forma
References in classic literature ?
By this pregnant speech the farrier had re-established his self-complacency, and waited with confidence to hear himself named as one of the superlatively sensible men.
There's always something professional about doing a thing superlatively well.
Bounderby carried it off in these terms, holding the door open for the company to depart, there was a blustering sheepishness upon him, at once extremely crestfallen and superlatively absurd.
"Appearances would warrant that conclusion: and, no doubt (though, with an audacity that wants chastising out of you, you seem to question it), they will be a superlatively happy pair.
Plenty of things in real life are superlatively uninteresting; so that it is one-half of art to select from realities those which contain possibilities of poetry.
He was the owner of another, not quite so "good" - the jolly corner having been, from far back, superlatively extended and consecrated; and the value of the pair represented his main capital, with an income consisting, in these later years, of their respective rents which (thanks precisely to their original excellent type) had never been depressingly low.
If the counting-house of Chicksey, Veneering, and Stobbles had ever been shut up by three happier people, glad as most people were to shut it up, they must have been superlatively happy indeed.
When Silver Moon launches, she will whisper luxury and exude Italian elegance, offering guests a superlatively comfortable cruise experience.
Williams didn't just perform superlatively in one tournament, he did it at three World Cups, scoring 10 tries in his 11 games.
A divine favorite: Puglia, Italy !-- -- In the areas of beauty and bounty, Italy is superlatively overweight.
One personality that easily springs up to meet these qualifications is Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos, who has been described superlatively as the 'Governor General of Nigeria'.
The usual knock about multi-use tools of any stripe is they "do a lot of things adequately, but not one of them superlatively well" Honestly, isn't this a kind of elitist complaint for most folks?