Comparative

Com*par"a*tive

, n. (Gram.) The comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, the form by which the comparative degree is expressed; as, stronger, wiser, weaker, more stormy, less windy, are all comparatives.
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In comparatives is expressed a relation of two; as in superlatives there is a relation of many.
Angus.
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2. An equal; a rival; a compeer. [Obs.]
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Gerard ever was
His full comparative.
Beau. & Fl.
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3. One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit. [Obs.] "Every beardless vain comparative." Shak.
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