Latin Grammar. Comparison of Adjectives. Comparison of Adjectives. In English, adjectives have three degrees: Positive degree— old Comparative degree— older Superlative degree— oldest Compare: new, newer, newest ugly, uglier, ugliest good, better best
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longior, longius(or longior, -ius)
stultior, stultius(stultior, -ius)
facilior, facilius(facilior, -ius)
To make a superlative, add –issimus to the adjective stem.
All adjectives whose first form ends in –er, oddly, add –rimus.
All a few adjectives that end in –ilis, like facilis and similis make their superlatives like so:
bonus, melior, optimus
malus, peior, pessimus
multus, plus, plūrimus
magnus, maior, maximus