Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In comparison; by comparison; according to estimate made by comparison; not positively, absolutely, or in itself; relatively.
- Specifically By the comparative method of investigation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. According to estimate made by comparison; relatively; not positively or absolutely.
- adv. in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
- comparative + -ly (Wiktionary)
“I should stress the word "comparatively," because many times those who are more successful within a family are also having their own financial problems, but because they do not exhibit the same signs of struggle as other family members, often they are viewed as "well off.”
“The new thread by Blov, Changing Mexico, comparatively is like day and night.”
“A mix of tungsten and plastic polymer, it's 97 percent as dense as lead and even softer, which results in comparatively loose, long-range patterns.”
“I believe that this has led me to cite more articles in comparatively obscure and un-prestigious journals than I used to, and colleagues I've spoken with say the same thing.”
“The school, comparatively, is pretty well equipped.”
“Simultaneously with this, we pushed ahead on a similar activity designed to remove nickel from the armament class or a material used in comparatively small amounts in nickel silver, plating, coinage and nickel steel into a metal of universal application.”
“He seems to assume that power hunger, although only dominant in comparatively few people, is a natural instinct that does not have to be explained, like the desire for food.”
“Now you will notice that both those countries severed their connection with the past in comparatively modern times.”
“Uruguay is a very thinly covered country, entirely settled from Europe in comparatively modern times; a grazing country, not ordinary agriculture, almost all pastoral pursuits, a very prosperous, a very hardy people, a little fond of turning their political differences into fights, but otherwise a stable people, bound to be heard from in an important way as the world grows older.”
“I am optimistic enough to hope that before very long we shall have weathered the storm and once more sail in comparatively smooth waters.”
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