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e-insertion in the superlative

 
In monosyllabic adjectives and polysyllabic adjectives with final stress, whose stem ends in d, s, sk, ss, ß, t, x, or z, an e is inserted before the superlative marker st (also: adjectives ending in -haft and -los).
Basic form Superlative
mild mildeste
ratlos ratloseste
brüsk brüskeste
ungewiss  ungewisseste
heiß heißeste
bewegt bewegteste
zaghaft zaghafteste
komplex komplexeste
stolz stolzeste
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In monosyllabic adjectives and polysyllabic adjectives with final stress, whose stem ends in sch or a diphthong, the insertion of an e before st is optional:
Positive Superlative
frisch frischste
frischeste
rasch raschste
rascheste
treu treuste
treueste
genau genauste
genaueste
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