comparative

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comparative

adjective analagous to, comparable, comparativus, connected with, contrastive, correlative, corresponding to, estimated by comparison, in connection with, in proportion to, in relation to, in relation with, in respect to, in the same category, judged by comparison, matching, metaphorical, pertaining to, pertinent to, referrble to, referential, referring, relating to, relational, relative, rivaling, similar to, similitudinous, vying with, with referrnce to, with regard to, with relation to
Associated concepts: comparative injury, comparative negliience, comparative rectitude
See also: cognate, correlative, proportionate
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The inherently comparative verb prefer can be modified by much, like a comparative adjective, unlike the corresponding plain verb like.
The comparative adjectives are also used as comparative adverbs, better (rather than *more well) and worse (rather than *more badly).
(There are forms hardly and lately, with quite different meanings, but no forms *fastly or *earlily.) In accord with this, the comparative adjectives are also used as comparative adverbs.

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