Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to comparison.

Part of speech: adjective

Estimated by comparison; relative.

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Usage examples "comparative":

  1. Never, since I have known England, have I known more than a comparative scarcity. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
  2. The monkey and I descended into the place; and as my eyes became accustomed to the comparative darkness, I made out the low entrance to a cavern. - "The Voodoo Gold Trail", Walter Walden.
  3. I have not given the estimates for the support of Government for the ensuing year, nor the comparative statement between the expenditures for the year just passed and the one just preceding, because all these figures are contained in the accompanying reports or in those presented directly to Congress. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.