A Comprehensive List of Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

A Comprehensive List of Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
An adjective, when used for comparison, is used in two forms: comparative and superlative. Buzzle compiles a comprehensive list of commonly used adjectives along with their degrees of comparison.
Remember!
Make sure that you avoid illogical comparisons while using the comparative and superlative degrees. For example, the words 'deader' and 'deadest', although listed as real words in some dictionaries, are illogical. One cannot be deader than someone, or deadest of all. A few more examples of such comparisons are alone, always, correct, everlasting, fatal, first, final, impossible, infinite, instantaneous, last, mortal, never, only, pregnant, single, supreme, universal, and wrong.
An adjective is a figure of speech that is used to describe the noun or pronoun in a sentence. It is used to modify the noun or pronoun. For example, "Mary is an intelligent girl." In this sentence, the word 'intelligent' tells us more about the noun 'Mary', and is therefore, the adjective.

When adjectives are used for comparisons, they are used in different forms: positive, comparative, and superlative. These different forms of comparison are called degrees of comparison. They are dependent on the number of items that are to be compared. A comparative form is used to compare two or more items, whereas a superlative form is used to compare three or more items.
COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES LIST
POSITIVE FORMCOMPARATIVE FORMSUPERLATIVE FORM
ableablerablest
angryangrierangriest
ancientmore ancientmost ancient
anxiousmore anxiousmost anxious
attractivemore attractivemost attractive
badworseworst
beautifulmore beautifulmost beautiful
bigbiggerbiggest
blackblackerblackest
boldbolderboldest
bravebraverbravest
brightbrighterbrightest
brilliantmore brilliantmost brilliant
broadbroaderbroadest
busybusierbusiest
calmcalmercalmest
carefulmore carefulmost careful
carelessmore carelessmost careless
cheapcheapercheapest
cheerfulmore cheerfulmost cheerful
cleancleanercleanest
clearclearerclearest
clevercleverercleverest
closecloserclosest
coldcoldercoldest
comfortablemore comfortablemost comfortable
complicatedmore complicatedmost complicated
coolcoolercoolest
curlycurliercurliest
dangerousmore dangerousmost dangerous
darkdarkerdarkest
deardearerdearest
deepdeeperdeepest
deliciousmore deliciousmost delicious
delightfulmore delightfulmost delightful
difficult more difficult most difficult
dirtydirtierdirtiest
drydrierdriest
dulldullerdullest
earlyearlierearliest
easyeasiereasiest
embarrassedmore embarrassedmost embarrassed
enjoyablemore enjoyablemost enjoyable
evilevilerevilest
excitingmore excitingmost exciting
expensivemore expensivemost expensive
famousmore famousmost famous
fairfairerfairest
farfartherfarthest
farfurtherfurthest
fastfasterfastest
fatfatterfattest
finefinerfinest
flatflatterflattest
foolishmore foolishmost foolish
foreformerforemost
foreformerfirst
forgetfulmore forgetfulmost forgetful
freshfresherfreshest
friendlyfriendlierfriendliest
frighteningmore frighteningmost frightening
funnyfunnierfunniest
generousmore generousmost generous
goodbetterbest
greatgreatergreatest
greengreenergreenest
handsomemore handsomemost handsome
happyhappierhappiest
hardharderhardest
healthyhealthierhealthiest
heavyheavierheaviest
helpfulmore helpfulmost helpful
highhigherhighest
hothotterhottest
hungryhungrierhungriest
immensemore immensemost immense
importantmore importantmost important
ininnerinmost
ininnerinnermost
intelligentmore intelligentmost intelligent
interestingmore interestingmost interesting
kindkinderkindest
largelargerlargest
latelaterlatest
latelatterlast
lazylazierlaziest
latelaterlatest
lazylazierlaziest
lightlighterlighest
littlelessleast
longlongerlongest
loudlouderloudest
lowlowerlowest
luckyluckierluckiest
madmaddermaddest
manymoremost
merrymerriermerriest
muchmoremost
narrownarrowernarrowest
naughtynaughtiernaughtiest
nearnearernearest
newnewernewest
nighnighernighest
nighnighernext
noisynoisiernoisiest
oldeldereldest
oldolderoldest
outouteroutermost
outouterutmost
palepalerpalest
pleasantmore pleasantmost pleasant
poorpoorerpoorest
powerfulmore powerfulmost powerful
prettyprettierprettiest
prosperousmore prosperousmost prosperous
proudprouderproudest
quickquickerquickest
redredderreddest
richricherrichest
sadsaddersaddest
safesafersafest
sensiblemore sensiblemost sensible
shallowshallowershallowest
sharpsharpersharpest
shortshortershortest
simplesimplersimplest
slimslimmerslimmest
slowslowerslowest
smallsmallersmallest
smoothsmoothersmoothest
soonsoonersoonest
strangestrangerstrangest
strongstrongerstrongest
sweetsweetersweetest
talltallertallest
terriblemore terriblemost terrible
thickthickerthickest
thinthinnerthinnest
thirstythirstierthirstiest
thoughtfulmore thoughtfulmost thoughtful
tinytiniertiniest
uglyuglierugliest
unusualmore unusualmost unusual
upupperuppermost
usefulmore usefulmost useful
valuablemore valuablemost valuable
warmwarmerwarmest
wealthywealthierwealthiest
wellbetterbest
wetwetterwettest
whitewhiterwhitest
widewiderwidest
wildwilderwildest
wisewiserwisest
wonderfulmore wonderfulmost wonderful
youngyoungeryoungest
zealousmore zealousmost zealous
It can be difficult to learn how to form the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. There are various rules that have to be followed to do so. You can refer to degrees of comparison in order to learn more.