What does the word comparative mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Comparatively.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to comparison.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Estimated by comparison; relative.

Usage examples for 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) by 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 by 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 by Various