Gradable adjectives are adjectives that have gradability (levels of intensity, size, etc.) and can have gradative (comparative and superlative) forms. They can also be strengthened or diminished by using degree adverbs such as very, rather, more, less, fairly, etc.
They usually have gradable antonyms.
Contrast absolute adjective.
References[edit | edit source]
- Soanes, C. "A very, extremely, highly, really, most *unique* opportunity!!" Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 10th October 2012.