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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relatively, comparativelyadverb

    in a relative manner; by comparison to something else

    "the situation is relatively calm now"


  1. comparativelyadverb

    In a comparative manner.

  2. comparativelyadverb

    When compared to other entities

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Comparativelyadverb

    In a state of comparison; according to estimate made by comparison; not positively.

    Etymology: from comparative.

    The good or evil, which is removed, may be esteemed good or evil comparatively, and not positively or simply. Francis Bacon.

    In this world whatever is called good is comparatively with other things of its kind, or with the evil mingled in its composition; so he is a good man that is better than men commonly are, or in whom the good qualities are more than the bad. William Temple.

    The vegetables being comparatively higher than the ordinary terrestrial matter of the globe, subsided last. John Woodward.

    But how few, comparatively, are the instances of this wise application! John Rogers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comparativelyadverb

    according to estimate made by comparison; relatively; not positively or absolutely

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comparatively' in Adverbs Frequency: #400

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comparatively in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comparatively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of comparatively in a Sentence

  1. Sonia Sotomayor:

    Comparatively, the risk of death is small, but of course children aren't supposed to die, so if we have a child who is sick with COVID-19 … we want to protect them, of course.

  2. Patrick McManus:

    He seems like he would be a positive thing comparatively to our current congresswoman.

  3. Flinders University:

    Next to its colossal human-sized cousins, including the recently described monster penguin Crossvallia waiparensis, Kupoupou was comparatively small - no bigger than modern King Penguins which stand just under 1.1 meters tall.

  4. Information Commissioner:

    The start point for any award might be between 10,000 and 12,500 ($14,191 to $17,743). This will vary of course if the personal information is comparatively trivial or very serious and damaging.

  5. Gunnar Myrdal:

    The big majority of Americans, who are comparatively well off, have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest misery without almost noticing them.

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