Degrees Of Comparison (100 Examples) Sentences

English grammar can be tricky. There are so many rules and exceptions to the rules. One of the most commonly-used grammar concepts is degrees of comparison. This post will provide 100 examples of how to use degrees of comparison for adjectives and adverbs. It’s a good idea to review these examples before you go back to school this fall!

Degrees Of Comparison

Degrees Of Comparison

There are degrees of adjectives: positive, comparative, and superlative. Positive adjectives describe a quality without comparing it to anything else, while comparative adjectives compare two things, and superlative adjectives compare three or more things.

For example, the adjective “happy” is positive (“I’m happy“), comparative (“I’m happier than she is”), and superlative (“I’m the happiest person in the world”).

100 Examples Degrees Of Comparison

Adjective Comparative Superlative
angry angrier angriest
cold colder coldest
filthy filthier filthiest
icy icier iciest
poor poorer poorest
smooth smoother smoothest
bloody bloodier bloodiest
cruel crueler cruelest
fresh fresher freshest
lazy lazier laziest
ripe riper ripest
tan tanner tannest
broad broader broadest
deadly deadlier deadliest
grave graver gravest
mad madder maddest
safe safer safest
true truer truest
bland blander blandest
crispy crispier crispiest
flat flatter flattest
late later latest
quiet quieter quietest
tall taller tallest
big bigger biggest
crazy crazier craziest
firm firmer firmest
juicy juicier juiciest
proud prouder proudest
soon sooner soonest
classy classier classiest
dumb dumber dumbest
hairy hairier hairiest
nasty nastier nastiest
sincere sincerer sincerest
busy busier busiest
fat fatter fattest
hot hotter hottest
old older/elder oldest/eldest
smart smarter smartest
bossy bossier bossiest
curvy curvier curviest
funny funnier funniest
long longer longest
rough rougher roughest
thin thinner thinnest
close closer closest
faint fainter faintest
harsh harsher harshest
noisy noisier noisiest
slimy slimier slimiest
brief briefer briefest
damp damper dampest
 good better best
lovely lovelier loveliest
rusty rustier rustiest
tiny tinier tiniest
blue bluer bluest
crunchy crunchier crunchiest
friendly friendlier friendliest
light lighter lightest
risky riskier riskiest
tasty tastier tastiest
bitter bitterer bitterest
creamy creamier creamiest
fit fitter fittest
kind kinder kindest
pure purer purest
sweaty sweatier sweatiest
brave braver bravest
cute cuter cutest
gentle gentler gentlest
loud louder loudest
rude ruder rudest
thirsty thirstier thirstiest
bright brighter brightest
dark darker darkest
grand grander grandest
low lower lowest
sad sadder saddest
tough tougher toughest
calm calmer calmest
few fewer fewest
humble humbler humblest
plain plainer plainest
smelly smellier smelliest
bad worse worst
cool cooler coolest
fine finer finest
itchy itchier itchiest
pretty prettier prettiest
soft softer softest
calm calmer calmest
dense denser densest
great greater greatest
messy messier messiest
sane saner sanest
warm warmer warmest
cheap cheaper cheapest
dirty dirtier dirtiest
greedy greedier greediest
mild milder mildest
scary scarier scariest
weak weaker weakest
chubby chubbier chubbiest
dull duller dullest
guilty guilter guiltiest
narrow narrower narrowest
sharp sharper sharpest
chewy chewier chewiest
dry drier driest
gross grosser grossest
moist moister moistest
shallow shallower shallowest
black blacker blackest
creepy creepier creepiest
flaky flakier flakiest
large larger largest
quick quicker quickest
sweet sweeter sweetest
bold bolder boldest
curly curly curliest
full fuller fullest
likely likelier likeliest
roomy roomier roomiest
thick thicker thickest
clear clear clearest
early earlier earliest
happy happier happiest
near nearer nearest
sleepy sleepier sleepiest
busy busier busiest
deep deeper deepest
greasy greasier greasiest
mean meaner meanest
salty saltier saltiest
ugly uglier ugliest
clean cleaner cleanest
dusty dustier dustiest
handy handier handiest
naughty naughtier naughtiest
skinny skinnier skinniest
clumsy clumsier clumsiest
fancy fancier fanciest
hip hipper hippest
oily oilier oiliest
small smaller smallest
coarse coarser coarsest
fierce fiercer fiercest
hungry hungrier hungriest
polite politer politest
smoky smokier smokiest
clever cleverer cleverest
easy easier easiest
hard harder hardest
nice nicer nicest
slim slimmer slimmest
cloudy cloudier cloudiest
fair fairer fairest
healthy healthier healthiest
odd odder oddest
slow slower slowest

Examples of Degrees Of Comparison in Sentences

Slow – Slower – Slowest

  • She is a slow person.
  • Her brother is slower than her.
  • But their grandfather is the slowest person in the family.


Happy – Happier – Happiest

  • I’m happy with my life.
  • But I would be happier if I had more money.
  • Some people are the happiest when they’re surrounded by family and friends.


Beautiful – More beautiful – Most Beautiful

  • She’s a beautiful woman.
  • I think you’re even more beautiful than she is.
  • And his girlfriend is the most beautiful woman in the world (to him).


Healthy – Healthier – Healthiest

  • I’m trying to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • That means eating healthier foods and exercising more.
  • Some people are the healthiest when they’re young.


Odd – odder – oddest

  • This is an odd situation.
  • I’ve never seen anything odder.
  • The oddest thing is that she still doesn’t believe us.


Fair – Fairer – Fairest

  • Life isn’t always fair.
  • Some people are born into fairer circumstances than others.
  • But we can all strive to be the fairest person we can be.


Great – Greater – Greatest

  • I had a great time at the party.
  • This project is going to be even greater.
  • And his greatness will be remembered long after he’s gone.


Smoky – Smokier – Smokiest

  • The air was smoky from the fire.
  • But it’s even smokier in the city.
  • The smokiest room in the house is the one with the fireplace.


Nice – Nicer – Nicest

  • She’s a nice person.
  • I think you’re even nicer.
  • And his girlfriend is the nicest person in the world (to him).


Dirty – Dirtier – dirtiest

  • The room was dirty.
  • But the floor was even dirtier.
  • The dirtiest place in the house is the bathroom.


Pretty – Prettier – Prettiest

  • She’s a pretty girl.
  • I think you’re even prettier.
  • And his girlfriend is the prettiest girl in the world (to him).


Rich – Richer – Richest

  • He’s a rich man.
  • But she’s even richer.
  • And their son is the richest person in the world (to them).


Comfortable – More comfortable – Most comfortable

  • This chair is comfortable.
  • But that one looks even more comfortable.
  • The most comfortable chair in the world is the one you’re sitting in.


Different – More different – Most different

  • They’re different people.
  • But we’re even more different.
  • And the most different person in the world is you.


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