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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives List (PDF)

When we compare things with each other, we use comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. In other words, comparative adjectives are used in sentences where two nouns are compared.

The lowest point of comparing adjectives is the positive form, the middle point is the comparative form, and the highest point is the superlative form.

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives List

How to Form the Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

For one-syllable adjectives, we form comparative adjectives by adding -er, and superlatives by adding -est.

AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative
slowslowerslowest
fastfasterfastest
shortshortershortest
sadsaddersaddest

 

For two-syllables adjectives, we form comparative adjectives by adding -er, or “more”. We form superlatives adjectives by adding -est, or “most”.

AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative
clevercleverercleverest
simplesimplersimplest
friendlyfriendlierfriendliest
friendlymore friendlymost friendly
energeticless energeticleast energetic

 

For three-or-more-syllable adjectives, we form comparative adjectives by preceding the adjectives with “more” and superlatives by preceding the adjectives with “most”.

AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative
beautifulmore beautifulmost beautiful
expensivemore expensivemost expensive
famousmore famousmost famous
importantmore importantmost important
difficultmore difficultmost difficult
popularmore popularmost popular

 

Irregular comparative and superlative adjectives

These common adjectives have irregular comparative and superlative forms.

AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative
goodbetterbest
badworseworst
littlelessleast
muchmoremost
farfurther / fartherfurthest / farthest

 

Positive, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

PositiveComparativeSuperlative
GreenGreenerGreenest
JuicyJuicierJuiciest
RipeRiperRipest
RudeRuderRudest
SincereSincererSincerest
TinyTinierTiniest
WorldlyWorldlierWorldliest
HeavyHeavierHeaviest
RawRawerRawest
RiskyRiskierRiskiest
ShyShyerShyest
ThickThickerThickest
WildWilderWildest
YoungYoungerYoungest
HappyHappierHappiest
ItchyItchierItchiest
RichRicherRichest
RoughRougherRoughest
SimpleSimplerSimplest
ThirstyThirstierThirstiest
WiseWiserWisest
FullFullerFullest
LazyLazierLaziest
NoisyNoisierNoisiest
RudeRuderRudest
SaltySaltierSaltiest

 

Degree of Adjectives List 2

SlowSlowerSlowest
WarmWarmerWarmest
OilyOilierOiliest
PolitePoliterPolitest
SadSadderSaddest
SorrySorrierSorriest
StrangeStrangerStrangest
ToughTougherToughest
WealthyWealthierWealthiest
HungryHungrierHungriest
RenownedMore renownedMost renowned
QuickQuickerQuickest
SharpSharperSharpest
TallTallerTallest
WeirdWeirderWeirdest
WiseWiserWisest
NeedyNeedierNeediest
RiskyRiskierRiskiest
SmokySmokierSmokiest
SoreSorerSorest
SorrySorrierSorriest
TastyTastierTastiest
ToughTougherToughest
LightLighterLightest
FoolishMore FoolishMost Foolish
OddOdderOddest
RustyRustierRustiest
SaneSanerSanest
SmallSmallerSmallest
WeakWeakerWeakest
PopularMore popularMost popular
PlainPlainerPlainest
SaltySaltierSaltiest
SpicySpicierSpiciest
StrongStrongerStrongest
UglyUglierUgliest
WetWetterWettest
MadMadderMaddest
CruelMore CruelMost Cruel
ShyShyerShyest
SkinnySkinnierSkinniest
SpicySpicierSpiciest
StrongStrongerStrongest
YoungYoungerYoungest
NiceNicerNicest
RoughRougherRoughest
SoftSofterSoftest

 

Degree of Adjectives List 3

SourSourerSourest
SpicySpicierSpiciest
ThinThinnerThinnest
UglyUglierUgliest
ColdColderColdest
MeanMeanerMeanest
ProudProuderProudest
SimpleSimplerSimplest
SlimSlimmerSlimmest
StingyStingierStingiest
SweatySweatierSweatiest
EasyEasierEasiest
LongLongerLongest
PopularMore popularMost popular
ShallowShallowerShallowest
ShyShyerShyest
SoonSoonerSoonest
WindyWindierWindiest
NoisyNoisierNoisiest
RudeRuderRudest
SoonSoonerSoonest
SpicySpicierSpiciest
SteepSteeperSteepest
ThirstyThirstierThirstiest
WarmWarmerWarmest
NeatNeaterNeatest
RipeRiperRipest
SmellySmellierSmelliest
SoonSoonerSoonest
SoreSorerSorest
TanTannerTannest
TinyTinierTiniest
HotHotterHottest
QuietQuieterQuietest
RichRicherRichest
ShinyShinierShiniest
TanTannerTannest
WetWetterWettest
WorldlyWorldlierWorldliest
FatFatterFattest
Little (amount)LessLeast
OldOlder/elderOldest/eldest
SafeSaferSafest
ShallowShallowerShallowest
SmellySmellierSmelliest
WeirdWeirderWeirdest
FunnyFunnierFunniest
LateLaterLatest
NiceNicerNicest
RoughRougherRoughest
SafeSaferSafest
SlimSlimmerSlimmest
UglyUglierUgliest
DearDearerDearest
LowLowerLowest
ShortShorterShortest
SincereSincererSincerest
SourSourerSourest
StrictStricterStrictest
WorthyWorthierWorthiest
OldOlder/elderOldest/eldest
PoorPoorerPoorest
SafeSaferSafest
SourSourerSourest
StrictStricterStrictest
TrueTruerTruest
WeirdWeirderWeirdest
RenownedMore renownedMost renowned
NaughtyNaughtierNaughtiest
SmallSmallerSmallest
SmoothSmootherSmoothest
SoftSofterSoftest

 

Degree of Adjectives List 4

SweetSweeterSweetest
ThinThinnerThinnest
BadWorseWorst
LateLaterLatest
PopularMore popularMost popular
PurePurerPurest
ShallowShallowerShallowest
SweetSweeterSweetest
WealthyWealthierWealthiest
WindyWindierWindiest
CleverClevererCleverest
MessyMessierMessiest
PurePurerPurest
SincereSincererSincerest
SlowSlowerSlowest
StrangeStrangerStrangest
SweetSweeterSweetest
BeautifulMore beautifulMost Beautiful
NarrowNarrowerNarrowest
RareRarerRarest
SlimSlimmerSlimmest
SmellySmellierSmelliest
SunnySunnierSunniest
TastyTastierTastiest
HardHarderHardest
IcyIcierIciest
RenownedMore renownedMost renowned
RoomyRoomierRoomiest
SillySillierSilliest
ThinThinnerThinnest
WindyWindierWindiest
BlackBlackerBlackest
MoistMoisterMoistest
QuietQuieterQuietest
SleepySleepierSleepiest
SmartSmarterSmartest
StrongStrongerStrongest
TanTannerTannest
GreatGreaterGreatest
KindKinderKindest
RiskyRiskierRiskiest
RustyRustierRustiest
SkinnySkinnierSkinniest
ToughTougherToughest
WorthyWorthierWorthiest
CleanCleanerCleanest
MildMilderMildest
QuickQuickerQuickest
SkinnySkinnierSkinniest
SmallSmallerSmallest
StrictStricterStrictest
TallTallerTallest
LivelyLivelierLiveliest

 

Degree of Adjectives List 5

FamousMore FamousMost Famous
PolitePoliterPolitest
SaneSanerSanest
ShinyShinierShiniest
SmoothSmootherSmoothest
WideWiderWidest
NewNewerNewest
RoomyRoomierRoomiest
SmoothSmootherSmoothest
SorrySorrierSorriest
SourSourerSourest
ThickThickerThickest
TrueTruerTruest
LoudLouderLoudest
DifficultMore DifficultMost Difficult
SharpSharperSharpest
SillySillierSilliest
SoreSorerSorest
StingyStingierStingiest
WiseWiserWisest
FineFinerFinest
LikelyLikelierLikeliest
OilyOilierOiliest
SadSadderSaddest
ScaryScarierScariest
SmartSmarterSmartest
WealthyWealthierWealthiest
CoolCoolerCoolest
ManyMoreMost
PrettyPrettierPrettiest
SillySillierSilliest
SleepySleepierSleepiest
SteepSteeperSteepest
SunnySunnierSunniest
LargeLargerLargest
PoorPoorerPoorest
ProudProuderProudest
ScaryScarierScariest
SweatySweatierSweatiest
WeakWeakerWeakest
WildWilderWildest
FastFasterFastest
Little (size)LittlerLittlest
PlainPlainerPlainest
SaltySaltierSaltiest
SharpSharperSharpest
SmokySmokierSmokiest
WetWetterWettest
HighHigherHighest
RareRarerRarest
RipeRiperRipest
ShortShorterShortest
TastyTastierTastiest
WideWiderWidest
WorthyWorthierWorthiest

 

Degree of Adjectives List 7

AngryAngrierAngriest
NearNearerNearest
RichRicherRichest
SmartSmarterSmartest
SoftSofterSoftest
SoonSoonerSoonest
TallTallerTallest
ThirstyThirstierThirstiest
BigBiggerBiggest
NastyNastierNastiest
RawRawerRawest
SlowSlowerSlowest
SmokySmokierSmokiest
SmoothSmootherSmoothest
SweatySweatierSweatiest
ThickThickerThickest
DeepDeeperDeepest
LovelyLovelierLoveliest
ShinyShinierShiniest
SimpleSimplerSimplest
SorrySorrierSorriest
StrangeStrangerStrangest
WorldlyWorldlierWorldliest
OddOdderOddest
RustyRustierRustiest
SoreSorerSorest
SteepSteeperSteepest
StingyStingierStingiest
TinyTinierTiniest
WeakWeakerWeakest
PolitePoliterPolitest
PrettyPrettierPrettiest
SaneSanerSanest
SteepSteeperSteepest
SunnySunnierSunniest
WarmWarmerWarmest
WideWiderWidest
EmptyEmptierEmptiest
LonelyLonelierLoneliest
PoorPoorerPoorest
ScaryScarierScariest
ShortShorterShortest
SoftSofterSoftest
WildWilderWildest
GoodBetterBest
LargeLargerLargest
RoomyRoomierRoomiest
SadSadderSaddest
SleepySleepierSleepiest
TrueTruerTruest
YoungYoungerYoungest

 

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Carmen

Thank you so much. This is very helpful to my English second Language students

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