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Extraordinary vs. Superlative

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Extraordinaryadjective

Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual.

Superlativenoun

The highest extent or degree of something.

Extraordinaryadjective

Remarkably good.

‘an extraordinary poet’;

Superlativenoun

(grammar) The form of an adjective that expresses which of several items has the highest degree of the quality expressed by the adjective; in English, formed by appending "-est" to the end of the adjective (for some short adjectives only) or putting "most" before it.

‘The superlative of "big" is "biggest".’;

Extraordinaryadjective

Special or supernumerary.

‘the physician extraordinary in a royal household’; ‘an extraordinary professor in a German university’;

Superlativenoun

(informal) An adjective used to praise something exceptional.

‘Daniel is amazing, wonderful, fantastic, and many other superlatives I can’t think of right now!’;

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Extraordinarynoun

Anything that goes beyond what is ordinary.

Superlativeadjective

Exceptionally good; of the highest quality; superb.

Extraordinaryadjective

Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.

‘Which disposeTo something extraordinary my thoughts.’;

Superlativeadjective

(grammar) Of or relating to a superlative.

Extraordinaryadjective

Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.

Superlativeadjective

Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme; as, superlative wisdom or prudence; a woman of superlative beauty; the superlative glory of the divine character.

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Extraordinaryadjective

Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.

Superlativeadjective

Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -est, most, or least; as, highest, most pleasant, least bright.

Extraordinarynoun

That which is extraordinary; - used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.

‘Their extraordinary did consist especially in the matter of prayers and devotions.’;

Superlativenoun

That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree.

Extraordinaryadjective

beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable;

‘extraordinary authority’; ‘an extraordinary achievement’; ‘her extraordinary beauty’; ‘enjoyed extraordinary popularity’; ‘an extraordinary capacity for work’; ‘an extraordinary session of the legislature’;

Superlativenoun

The superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed; as, strongest, wisest, most stormy, least windy, are all superlatives.

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Extraordinaryadjective

far more than usual or expected;

‘an extraordinary desire for approval’; ‘it was an over-the-top experience’;

Superlativenoun

an exaggerated expression (usually of praise);

‘the critics lavished superlatives on it’;

Extraordinaryadjective

(of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials;

‘an ambassador extraordinary’;

Superlativenoun

the highest level or degree attainable;

‘his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty’; ‘the artist's gifts are at their acme’; ‘at the height of her career’; ‘the peak of perfection’; ‘summer was at its peak’; ‘...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame’; ‘the summit of his ambition’; ‘so many highest superlatives achieved by man’; ‘at the top of his profession’;

Extraordinaryadjective

very unusual or remarkable

‘it is extraordinary that no consultation took place’; ‘the extraordinary plumage of the male’;

Superlativenoun

the superlative form of an adjective;

‘`best' is the superlative form of `good'’;

Extraordinaryadjective

unusually great

‘young children need extraordinary amounts of attention’;

Superlativeadjective

highest in quality

Extraordinaryadjective

(of a meeting) specially convened

‘an extraordinary session of the Congress’;

Extraordinaryadjective

(of an official) specially employed in addition to the usual staff

‘an Ambassador Extraordinary’;

Extraordinarynoun

an item in a company's accounts not arising from its normal activities.

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