Degree of Adjectives List

Degree of Adjectives List!

What is an Adjective?

In linguistics, an adjective (abbreviated adj.) is a word that modifies a noun or noun phrase or describes its referent. Adjectives describe or modify—that is, they limit or restrict the meaning of—nouns and pronouns. Words like small, blue, and sharp are descriptive, and they are all examples of adjectives.

Types of Adjectives

There are four kinds of Adjectives

  1. Adjective of Quality
  2. Adjective of Quantity
  3. Adjective of Number
  4. Demonstrative Adjective


Degree of Adjectives

1. Comparative and superlative degree

  1. We use the comparative degree to compare two things or two peoples. (she is taller than her sister.)
  2. Superlatives are used to compare more than two things or people. (Islamabad is the most beautiful city of Pakistan.)


  • When there is a competition between two things, we will use Comparative degree of adjective.

E.g. She is taller than her sister.

  • When there is a competition between more than two things then we will use superlative degree of adjective.

E.g. New York is the most beautiful city of America.


Formation of a Superlative and Comparative

1. To form a degree of a single syllable adjective we will add ‘-er’ to make comparative and for superlative we can add ‘-est’.

Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Tall Taller Tallest
High Higher Highest
Strong Stronger Strongest


Note: Sometimes this rule also applies on disyllable adjective.

Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Easy Easier Easiest
Happy Happier Happiest
Clever Cleverer Cleverest
Early Earlier Earliest


2. To make a Comparative degree of Adjectives have two or more than two syllable we can add ‘more’ and most for superlative.

Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Careful More Careful Most Careful
Expensive More Expensive Most Expensive
Difficult More Difficult Most Difficult
Tired More Tired Most Tired


Irregular Comparative and Superlatives

There is no specific rules to make degrees for such adjectives.

Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Bad Worse Worst
Good Better Best
Little Less Least
Many More Most
Much More Most
Far (place) Farther Farthest
Far (people or time) Further furthest
Old (people) Elder Eldest
Old (people or thing) Older Oldest


Degree of Adjectives List

Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Able Abler Ablest
Big Bigger Biggest
Brave Bolder Boldest
Bright Brighter Brightest
Cheap Cheaper Cheapest
Clean Cleaner Cleanest
Cold Colder Coldest
Cool Cooler Coolest
Dark Darker Darkest
Dry Darier Driest
Dirty Dirtier Dirtiest
Deep Deeper Deepest
Easy Easier Easiest
Early Earlier Earliest
Far Farther Farthest
Fit Fitter Fittest
Fine Finer Finest
Great Greater Greatest
Happy Happier Happiest
Hard Harder Hardest
Heavy Heavier Heaviest
High Higher Highest
Hot Hotter Hottest
Kind Kinder Kindest
Large larger Largest
Late Later Latest
Light Lighter Lightest
Low Lower Lowest
Long Longer Longest
Loud Louder Loudest
New Newer Newest
Near Nearer Nearest
Nice Nicer Nicest
Noble Nobler Noblest
Old Older Oldest
Poor Poorer Poorest
Proud Prouder Proudest
Quick Quicker Quickest
Rich Richer Richest
Sad Sadder Saddest
Safe Safer Safest
Sharp Sharper Sharpest
Small Smaller Smallest
Smooth Smoother Smoothest
Soft Softer Softest
Strong Stronger Strongest
Sweet Sweeter Sweetest
Tall Taller Tallest
Thick Thicker Thickest
Ugly Uglier Ugliest
Weak Weaker Weakest
Wide Wider Widest



Degree of adjectives list

Degree of adjectives list
Degree of adjectives list
formation of superlative and comparative
Degree of adjectives list


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