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Comparison of Adverbs

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218. The Comparative of adverbs is the comparative form of the corresponding adjective, declined in the neuter accusative; the Superlative is the adverb in formed regularly from the superlative of the adjective.

  dearly (cārus  dear)
cārius
cārissimē

miserē [miseriter]  wretchedly (from miser  wretched)
miserius
miserrimē

leviter (from levis  light)
levius
levissimē

audācter [audāciter] (from audāx  bold)
audācius
audācissimē

benĕ  well (from bonus  good)
melius
optimē

malĕ  ill (from malus  bad)
ius
pessimē

a. The following are irregular or defective.

diū  long (in time)
diūtius
diūtissimē

potius  rather
potissimum  first of all, in preference to all

saepe  often
saepius  oftener, again
saepissimē

satis  enough
satius  preferable

secus  otherwise
sētius  worse

multum (multō)  much
magis  more 
maximē  most

parum  not enough
minus  less
minimē  least

nūper  newly
nūperrimē

temperē  seasonably
temperius

 Note— In poetry the comparative mage is sometimes used instead of magis.

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