Sublime definition

sə-blīm
An ultimate example.
noun
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Characterized by nobility; majestic.
adjective
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Outstandingly or supremely such.

A man of sublime taste.

adjective
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Inspiring awe or admiration through grandeur, beauty, etc.
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Noble; exalted; majestic.
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Inspiring awe; impressive.
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To render sublime.
verb
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Something sublime.
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To make sublime.
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Of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth.
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(chemistry) To cause to sublimate.
verb
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Elated; joyful.
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Sublime scenery; a sublime deed.

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To dignify; to ennoble.
verb
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To sublimate.
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The definition of sublime is something majestic, impressive or intellectually valuable.

An example of sublime is a beautifully presented, formal six course meal.

adjective
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Not to be excelled; supreme.
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(chemistry, physics) To sublimate.
verb
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To raise on high.
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To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
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Something sublime.
noun
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(archaic) Of lofty appearance or bearing; haughty.
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Proud; lofty; haughty.
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Upraised; aloft.
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(archaic) Raised aloft; set high.
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Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.
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the sublime
  • sublime quality; sublimity
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sublime
Plural:
sublimes

Adjective

Base Form:
sublime
Comparative:
sublimer
Superlative:
sublimest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the sublime

Origin of sublime

  • French from Old French sublimated from Latin sublīmis uplifted

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French sublime, from Latin sublÄ«mis (“high"), from sub- (“up to", "upwards") + uncertain, often identified with Latin lÄ«mis, ablative singular of lÄ«mus (“oblique") or lÄ«men (“threshold", "entrance", "lintel")

    From Wiktionary