Latin Comparatives And Superlatives

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Comparatives And Superlatives Quizzes & Trivia

Provide the correct comparative or superlative form of the following adjectives and adverbs.


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  • 1. 

    Comparative of altus

    Explanation
    The given answer, "altior," is the correct comparative form of the Latin word "altus," which means "high" or "tall." In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the degree of comparison. The comparative form is used to compare two things, indicating that one is higher or taller than the other. Therefore, "altior" is the appropriate form to use when comparing the height or tallness of two objects or individuals.

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  • 2. 

    Superlative of altus

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "altissimus." This is because "altissimus" is the superlative form of the Latin word "altus," which means "high" or "tall." In Latin, the superlative form is used to indicate the highest or tallest degree of something. Therefore, "altissimus" is the correct answer as it represents the superlative form of "altus."

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  • 3. 

    Comparative of alte

    Explanation
    The given answer "altius" is the comparative form of the Latin adjective "alte" which means "high" or "deep". The comparative form is used to compare two things, indicating that one is higher or deeper than the other. In this case, "altius" suggests that something is higher or deeper than something else.

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  • 4. 

    Superlative of alte

    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "altissime," is the superlative form of the adjective "alte" in Italian. "Alte" means "high" or "tall," and "altissime" means "highest" or "tallest." This superlative form is used when comparing multiple objects or people to indicate that one is the highest or tallest among them.

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  • 5. 

    Comparative of fortis

    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "fortior," is the comparative form of the Latin word "fortis," meaning strong or powerful. In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the comparison being made. The comparative form is used when comparing two things, indicating that one is stronger or more powerful than the other. Therefore, "fortior" is the correct comparative form of "fortis."

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  • 6. 

    Superlative of fortis

    Explanation
    The word "fortis" is a Latin adjective meaning "strong." To form the superlative degree of this adjective, the suffix "-issimus" is added. Therefore, "fortissimus" is the correct answer as it means "the strongest" in Latin.

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  • 7. 

    Comparative of fortiter

    Explanation
    The given answer, "fortius," is the correct comparative form of the Latin word "fortiter." In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the degree of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative. The positive form of "fortiter" means "strongly" or "bravely," while the comparative form "fortius" means "stronger" or "more bravely." Therefore, "fortius" is the appropriate word to use when comparing the strength or bravery of two things or individuals.

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  • 8. 

    Superlative of foriter

    Explanation
    "Fortissime" is the superlative form of the Latin word "foriter." In Latin, the suffix "-issime" is added to an adjective to indicate the highest degree or intensity. Therefore, "fortissime" means "very strongly" or "with the utmost strength." In this context, it suggests that "foriter" is an adjective describing strength or intensity, and "fortissime" is the extreme form of that adjective.

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  • 9. 

    Comparative of liber

    Explanation
    The given answer, "liberior," is the comparative form of the Latin word "liber," which means "free" or "liberal." In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the degree of comparison. The comparative form is used to compare two things, indicating that one is more "free" or "liberal" than the other. In this case, "liberior" is the correct comparative form of "liber."

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  • 10. 

    Superlative of liber

    Explanation
    The word "liberrimus" is the superlative form of the Latin word "liber," which means "free." In Latin, superlatives are used to express the highest degree of a quality. Therefore, "liberrimus" would mean "the freest" or "the most free." This word is used to emphasize that something or someone is the most liberated or unrestricted compared to others.

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  • 11. 

    Comparative of libere

    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "liberius," is the comparative form of the Latin word "libere," which means "free." In Latin, adjectives have different forms to indicate degrees of comparison, such as positive, comparative, and superlative. The comparative form is used to compare two things, stating that one has a higher degree of the quality expressed by the adjective. In this case, "liberius" is the comparative form of "libere," indicating that something is freer or more free compared to something else.

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  • 12. 

    Superlative of libere

    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "liberrime," is the superlative form of the Latin word "libere," which means "freely." In Latin, adjectives have different forms based on the degree of comparison, and the superlative form is used to describe something as being at the highest degree of a certain quality. Therefore, "liberrime" is the correct superlative form of "libere," indicating that something is the most free or the freest.

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  • 13. 

    Comparative of acer

    Explanation
    The given word "acrior" is the comparative form of the adjective "acer" in Latin. "Acer" means "sharp" or "keen" in English, and when comparing two things, "acrior" is used to indicate that one thing is sharper or keener than the other. Therefore, "acrior" is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 14. 

    Superlative of acer

    Explanation
    The superlative form of the Latin adjective "acer" is "acerrimus." In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the degree of comparison (positive, comparative, superlative). The superlative form is used to indicate the highest degree of a quality. In this case, "acerrimus" would mean "the most sharp" or "the sharpest."

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  • 15. 

    Comparative of acriter

    Explanation
    The question is asking for the comparative form of the word "acriter". The correct answer is "acrius". This is because when comparing two things in Latin, the adjective "acriter" becomes "acrius". The comparative form is used to indicate that one thing has a higher degree of the quality described by the adjective compared to another thing.

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  • 16. 

    Superlative of acriter

    Explanation
    The word "acerrime" is the superlative form of the Latin adverb "acriter," which means "keenly" or "eagerly." By adding the suffix "-issime" to "acer," the word becomes "acerrime," meaning "most keenly" or "most eagerly." This superlative form is used to indicate the highest degree or intensity of the quality expressed by the base word. Therefore, "acerrime" is the correct answer as it represents the superlative form of "acriter."

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  • 17. 

    Comparative of facilis

    Explanation
    The given answer, "facilior," is the correct comparative form of the Latin adjective "facilis," meaning "easy." In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the degree of comparison. The comparative form is used to compare two things, indicating that one is easier than the other. In this case, "facilior" suggests that something is easier compared to something else.

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  • 18. 

    Superlative of facilis

    Explanation
    The superlative form of the Latin word "facilis," meaning easy, is "facillimus." In Latin, adjectives have different forms to indicate degrees of comparison, such as positive, comparative, and superlative. The superlative is used to express the highest degree of a quality, indicating that something is the most easy or the easiest. Therefore, "facillimus" is the correct superlative form of "facilis."

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  • 19. 

    Comparative of facile

    Explanation
    The given answer, "facilius," is the comparative form of the adjective "facile." In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the degree of comparison. The comparative form is used to compare two things, stating that one is more or less of a certain quality than the other. In this case, "facilius" indicates that something is easier or more easily done than something else.

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  • 20. 

    Superlative of facile

    Explanation
    The given correct answer, facillime, is the superlative form of the word facile. In Latin, facillime is used to indicate the highest degree of ease or simplicity. It is formed by adding the suffix -issime to the base word, which intensifies the meaning and expresses the idea of "most" or "very." Therefore, facillime represents the superlative form of facile, meaning "most easily" or "most effortlessly."

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  • 21. 

    Comparative of bonus

    Explanation
    The given answer "melior" is the comparative form of the word "bonus" in Latin. In Latin, adjectives have different forms to indicate degrees of comparison, such as positive, comparative, and superlative. The positive form of "bonus" means "good," the comparative form "melior" means "better," and the superlative form "optimus" means "best." Therefore, "melior" is the correct comparative form of "bonus" in Latin.

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  • 22. 

    Superlative of bonus

  • 23. 

    Comparative of malus

    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "peior," is the comparative form of the Latin word "malus," which means "bad" or "evil." In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the degree of comparison, such as positive, comparative, and superlative. The comparative form is used to compare two things, indicating that one is worse or more negative than the other. Therefore, "peior" is the correct comparative form of "malus," indicating a higher level of badness or evilness.

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  • 24. 

    Superlative of malus

    Explanation
    The question is asking for the superlative form of the word "malus." In Latin, "malus" means "bad" or "evil." To form the superlative, the suffix "-issimus" is added to the stem of the word. Therefore, the correct superlative form of "malus" is "pessimus," which means "worst" or "most evil."

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  • 25. 

    Comparative of magnus

    Explanation
    The given answer "maior" is the comparative form of the Latin adjective "magnus," which means "big" or "great." In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the degree of comparison. The comparative form is used to compare two things, indicating that one is larger or greater than the other. In this case, "maior" is the correct comparative form of "magnus," indicating that something is bigger or greater than another thing.

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  • 26. 

    Superlative of magnus

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "maximus." This is the superlative form of the Latin word "magnus," which means "great" or "large." By adding the "-imus" ending, it indicates that something is the greatest or largest in comparison to others.

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  • 27. 

    Comparative of bene

    Explanation
    The given answer "melius" is the comparative form of the Latin adjective "bene," which means "well" or "good." In Latin, adjectives have different forms depending on the degree of comparison, and the comparative form is used to compare two things. In this case, "melius" is used to compare something that is better or more well than something else.

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  • 28. 

    Superlative of bene

    Explanation
    The superlative form of the Latin word "bene" (meaning "well" or "good") is "optime." This word is used to describe something or someone as the best or most excellent.

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  • 29. 

    Comparative of male

    Explanation
    Peius is the comparative form of the Latin word "male," meaning "bad" or "worse." In this context, it is used to compare the degree of badness or inferiority between two things. By using the comparative form, it suggests that the subject being compared is worse or of lower quality than something else.

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  • 30. 

    Superlative of male

    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "pessime," is the superlative form of the adjective "male" in Italian. It means "worst" or "very bad." In Italian, adjectives change their endings to agree with the gender and number of the noun they modify. "Pessime" is the feminine plural form of "pessimo," which is the superlative form of "male" when referring to a singular masculine noun. Therefore, "pessime" is the correct superlative form of "male" in this context.

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