| Definition -
A concept associated with adjectives (and some adverbs) that indicates whether the adjective can be either (1) compared or (2) used with intensifiers.
Note: As opposed to non-gradability which labels adjectives whose qualities are seen as absolute.
(1) The adjective sophisticated is gradable because you can use it with intensifiers such as very and extremely.
(2) The adjective dead is non-gradable because it denotes an absolute state. You are either dead or alive. You can't (logically) be very dead or extremely dead or deader than someone else.