comparatively/relatively speaking

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of comparatively/relatively speaking

:when compared to others of the same kind
  • The restaurant isn't too expensive, comparatively/relatively speaking.

Word by Word Definitions

comparative play comparatively
  1. : of, relating to, or constituting the degree of comparison in a language that denotes increase in the quality, quantity, or relation expressed by an adjective or adverb

  2. : considered as if in comparison to something else as a standard not quite attained : relative

  3. : characterized by systematic comparison especially of likenesses and dissimilarities

  1. : one that compares with another especially on equal footing : rival

  2. : one that makes witty or mocking comparisons

  3. : the comparative degree or form in a language

relatively play
  1. : to a relative degree or extent : somewhat

speaking play
  1. : that speaks : capable of speech

  2. : having a population that speaks a specified language

  3. : that involves talking or giving speeches


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