comparatively


comparatively
Synonyms and related words:
after a fashion, appositely, appreciably, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, comparably, detectably, fairly, germanely, in a manner, in a way, in part, in some measure, incompletely, leastwise, merely, mildly, moderately, modestly, not absolutely, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, only, part, partially, partly, pertinently, pro tanto, proportionately, purely, relatively, relevantly, simply, so far, somewhat, thus far, to a degree, to an extent, to some degree, tolerably, visibly

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  • comparatively — like relatively, has been used since at least the early 19c as a ‘downtoning’ adverb, even where actual comparison is not involved: • He had had comparatively little to do with women P. Newton, 1972 • It was a comparatively shabby office G.… …   Modern English usage

  • Comparatively — Com*par a*tive*ly, adv. According to estimate made by comparison; relatively; not positively or absolutely. [1913 Webster] With but comparatively few exceptions. Prescott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comparatively —   Comparatively little progress was made in the talks yesterday (Guardian). Compared with what? Comparatively should be reserved for occasions when a comparison is being expressed or at least clearly implied. If all you mean is fairly or only a… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • comparatively —     Comparatively little progress was made in the talks yesterday (Guardian). Compared with what? Comparatively should be reserved for occasions when a comparison is being expressed or at least clearly implied. If all you mean is fairly or only a …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • comparatively — [kəm par′ə tivlē] adv. 1. in a comparative manner 2. by comparison; relatively * * * See comparative. * * * …   Universalium

  • comparatively — ► ADVERB ▪ to a moderate degree as compared to something else; relatively …   English terms dictionary

  • comparatively — [kəm par′ə tivlē] adv. 1. in a comparative manner 2. by comparison; relatively …   English World dictionary

  • comparatively — com|par|a|tive|ly [kəmˈpærətıvli] adv as compared to something else or to a previous state = ↑relatively ▪ a comparatively small number of people ▪ Comparatively few books have been written on the subject. ▪ Crime on the island is comparatively… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • comparatively — adverb as compared to something else or to a previous state: The children were comparatively well behaved today. | comparatively speaking: This part of the coast is still unspoiled, comparatively speaking …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • comparatively — adv. Comparatively is used with these adjectives: ↑brief, ↑cheap, ↑easy, ↑expensive, ↑harmless, ↑inexpensive, ↑large, ↑liberal, ↑light, ↑limited, ↑low, ↑mi …   Collocations dictionary

  • comparatively — com|par|a|tive|ly [ kəm perətıvli ] adverb * as compared to something else or to a previous situation or state: RELATIVELY: A comparatively large number of students were absent. The technology is still comparatively new …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English