posthumous

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Adjective[change]

Positive
posthumous

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. To be posthumous, a person was born after the death of their father.
    Posthumous orphans never knew their fathers.
  2. Posthumous is something that happens to a person after their death.
    The posthumous Medal of Honor was given to the family of the soldier who died in battle.
    Artists who were not famous during their life often receive posthumous recognition, too late for them to enjoy.
    His book was his posthumous revenge on enemies he dared not take on alive.