- Comparative Com*par"a*tive, n. (Gram.)
The comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, the
form by which the comparative degree is expressed; as,
stronger, wiser, weaker, more stormy, less windy, are all
2. An equal; a rival; a compeer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
Gerard ever was His full comparative. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
3. One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit. [Obs.] ``Every beardless vain comparative.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.