An example of a superlative is the "greatest" or "smartest," both of which express the highest degree.
An example of superlative is having the highest level of talent.
An example of superlative is "smartest," referring to the person who is the most intelligent.
The superlative of "big" is "biggest"
Origin of superlative
- Middle English superlatif from Old French from Late Latin superlātīvus from Latin superlātus past participle of superferre to carry over a person or thing, exaggerate super- super- lātus past participle of ferre to carry telə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition