ADJECTIVES superlative, -est used for verySuperlative. The superlative inflection est, like the Latin superlative, is sometimes used to signify "very," with little or no idea of excess.
"My mutest conscience" (Cymb. i. 6. 116) may perhaps mean "the mutest part or corner of my conscience," like "summus mons."
“A little ere the mightiest Julius fell.