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.
In comparatives is expressed a relation of two; as in superlatives there is a relation of many.Angus.
2. An equal; a rival; a compeer.
Gerard ever wasBeau. & Fl.
His full comparative.
3. One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.
[Obs.] "Every beardless vain comparative."
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