comparatively comparatively  /kəm ˈpɛ rə tɪv li/


  • (adv) in a relative manner; by comparison to something else


  1. CSN: Orioles beat Red Sox, move 10 over .500

    BALTIMORE – After struggling to a 13-inning win on Thursday, the Orioles had a comparatively easy time a night later. It took only the regulation nine innings for the Orioles to move 10 games over .500.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Are Credit Unions Saying No to More Small Businesses?

    During the Great Recession, banks battered by the financial crisis lent less to small businesses. Credit unions picked up some of the slack, using comparatively strong financial health to fill the demand for small business loans.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek

  3. Changeable weather trends affect NY

    While New York has seen more severe weather events in recent years, it's still comparatively calm — enough that it may attract folks fleeing harsh weather elsewhere  
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Canandaigua Daily Messenger


  1. "Although the pandemic appears to have moderate severity in comparatively well-off countries, it is prudent to anticipate a bleaker picture as the virus spreads to areas with limited resources, poor health care, and a high prevalence of underlying...
    on Jun 11, 2009 By: Margaret Chan Source: Arab News

  2. "Although some of our businesses have been affected by the challenging market conditions, the group's underlying earnings trajectory has remained comparatively unaffected," said Chief Executive Fred Goodwin in a statement.
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Fred Goodwin Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "The police and military generally use American (tear gas), but it's expensive _ much more expensive," Pornthip said. "But comparatively, the American (tear gas) is safer."
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Porntip Rojanasunan Source: FOXNews

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