uniquest

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

uniquest

  1. superlative form of unique: most unique
    • 1889, McBride's Magazine - Volume 43, page 173:
      While as to her pleasures, the which indeed had become scanty of late, the greatest, the uniquest of all was the touch of her husband's hand.
    • 1959, Aldous Huxley, The collected works of Aldous Huxley, page 206:
      Who was it that had made the place what it was: the uniquest cemetery in the world?
    • 2001, Stephen King, Dreamcatcher: A Novel, →ISBN, page 311:
      Pete and Beaver were unique, Henry is uniquer, and he, Jonesy, is uniquest. Look, he's even starring in his own movie! How unique is that, as his oldest son would say.

Usage notes[edit]

This word is proscribed by many, because unique implies that there is only one, and so a superlative form is logically inconsistent. It is typically used as hyperbole.

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