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218. The Comparative of Adverbs is the neuter accusative of the comparative of the corresponding adjective; the Superlative is the Adverb in -ē formed regularly from the superlative of the Adjective:—

cārē, dearly (from cārus, dear); cārius, cārissimē.

miserē (miser iter ), wretchedly (from miser, wretched); miserius, miserrimē.

leviter (from levis, light); levius, levissimē.

audācter (audāc iter ) (from audāx, bold); audācius, audācissimē.

benĕ, well (from bonus, good); melius, optimē.

ma, 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 ), magis, maximē, much, more, 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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