Definition of gradable in English:

gradable

Line breaks: grad|able
Pronunciation: /ˈɡreɪdəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Grammar
Denoting an adjective that can be used in the comparative and superlative and take a submodifier. Contrasted with classifying.
More example sentences
  • Like gradable adjectives, gradable adverbs allow comparison and modification by intensifying adverbs: more humbly, very humbly.
  • Technically, antonyms such as sweet versus dry are gradable, in that sweet means ‘sweet in relation to a norm’, even though the norm is far from clear.
  • I understand almost all of the emotion-state adjectives are gradable; 'amused', 'bored', 'confused', 'delighted', 'excited', 'frightened', 'interested', 'perplexed', 'satisfied', 'terrified', 'worried', etc

Derivatives

gradability

noun

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