Adjectives, Comparatives and Superlatives, Definition and Examples

Adjectives, Comparatives and Superlatives, Definition and Examples

Adjectives in English

Adjective Comparative Superlative
angry angrier angriest
bad worse worst
big bigger biggest
bitter bitterer bitterest
black blacker blackest
bland blander blandest
bloody bloodier bloodiest
blue bluer bluest
bold bolder boldest
bossy bossier bossiest
brave braver bravest
brief briefer briefest
bright brighter brightest
broad broader broadest


Adjective Comparative Superlative
busy busier busiest
calm calmer calmest
cheap cheaper cheapest
chewy chewier chewiest
chubby chubbier chubbiest
classy classier classiest
clean cleaner cleanest
clear clear clearest
clever cleverer cleverest
close closer closest
cloudy cloudier cloudiest
clumsy clumsier clumsiest
busy busier busiest
calm calmer calmest

Adjective Comparative Superlative
coarse coarser coarsest
cold colder coldest
cool cooler coolest
crazy crazier craziest
creamy creamier creamiest
creepy creepier creepiest
crispy crispier crispiest
cruel crueller cruellest
crunchy crunchier crunchiest
curly curly curliest
curvy curvier curviest
cute cuter cutest
damp damper dampest


Adjective Comparative Superlative
dark darker darkest
deadly deadlier deadliest
deep deeper deepest
dense denser densest
dirty dirtier dirtiest
dry drier driest
dull duller dullest
dumb dumber dumbest
dusty dustier dustiest
early earlier earliest
easy easier easiest
faint fainter faintest
fair fairer fairest
fancy fancier fanciest

Adjective Comparative Superlative
fat fatter fattest
few fewer fewest
fierce fiercer fiercest
filthy filthier filthiest
fine finer finest
firm firmer firmest
fit fitter fittest
flaky flakier flakiest
flat flatter flattest
fresh fresher freshest
friendly friendlier friendliest
full fuller fullest
funny funnier funniest
gentle gentler gentlest


Adjective Comparative Superlative
good better best
grand grander grandest
grave graver gravest
greasy greasier greasiest
great greater greatest
greedy greedier greediest
gross grosser grossest
guilty guilter guiltiest
hairy hairier hairiest
handy handier handiest
happy happier happiest
hard harder hardest
harsh harsher harshest
healthy healthier healthiest


Adjective Comparative Superlative
hip hipper hippest
hot hotter hottest
humble humbler humblest
hungry hungrier hungriest
icy icier iciest
itchy itchier itchiest
juicy juicier juiciest
kind kinder kindest
large larger largest
late later latest
lazy lazier laziest
light lighter lightest
likely likelier likeliest
little littler littlest


Adjective Comparative Superlative
long longer longest
loud louder loudest
lovely lovelier loveliest
low lower lowest
mad madder maddest
mean meaner meanest
messy messier messiest
mild milder mildest
moist moister moistest
narrow narrower narrowest
nasty nastier nastiest
naughty naughtier naughtiest
near nearer nearest
neat neater neatest


Adjective Comparative Superlative
nice nicer nicest
noisy noisier noisiest
odd odder oddest
oily oilier oiliest
old older/elder oldest/eldest
plain plainer plainest
polite politer politest
poor poorer poorest
pretty prettier prettiest
proud prouder proudest
pure purer purest
quick quicker quickest
quiet quieter quietest
rare rarer rarest


Adjective Comparative Superlative
ripe riper ripest
risky riskier riskiest
roomy roomier roomiest
rough rougher roughest
rude ruder rudest
rusty rustier rustiest
sad sadder saddest
safe safer safest
salty saltier saltiest
sane saner sanest
scary scarier scariest
shallow shallower shallowest
sharp sharper sharpest
shiny shinier shiniest


Adjective Comparative Superlative
sincere sincerer sincerest
skinny skinnier skinniest
sleepy sleepier sleepiest
slim slimmer slimmest
slimy slimier slimiest
slow slower slowest
small smaller smallest
smart smarter smartest
smelly smellier smelliest
smoky smokier smokiest
smooth smoother smoothest
soft softer softest
soon sooner soonest
sore sorer sorest


Adjective Comparative Superlative
sweaty sweatier sweatiest
sweet sweeter sweetest
tall taller tallest
tan tanner tannest
tasty tastier tastiest
thick thicker thickest
thin thinner thinnest
thirsty thirstier thirstiest
tiny tinier tiniest
tough tougher toughest
true truer truest
ugly uglier ugliest
warm warmer warmest
weak weaker weakest