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129. Several adjectives have in their comparison irregular forms:—

Note.--These irregularities arise from the use of different stems (cf. § 127). Thus frūgālior and frūgālissimus are formed from the stem frūgāli-, but are used as the comparative and superlative of the indeclinable frūgī .

bonus, good; melior, better; optimus, best.
malus, bad; ior, worse; pessimus, worst.
māgnus, great; ior, greater; maximus, greatest.
parvus, small; minor, less; minimus, least.
multus, much; plūs (N.) (§ 120), more; plūrimus, most.
multī, many; plūrēs, more; plūri, most.
nēquam (indecl., § 122. b), worthless; nēquior; nēquissimus.
frūgī (indecl., § 122. b), useful, worthy; frūgālior; frūgālissimus.
dexter, on the right, handy; dexterior; dextimus.

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