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English adjective: sublime

1. sublime inspiring awe


SamplesWell-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity.
Empyrean aplomb.
The sublime beauty of the night.


Synonymsempyreal, empyrean


Similarglorious


Antonymsinglorious

2. sublime worthy of adoration or reverence


Synonymsreverend


Similarsacred


Antonymsprofane, secular

3. sublime lifted up or set high


SamplesTheir hearts were jocund and sublime.


Similarelated


Domain usagearchaicism, archaism


Antonymsdejected

4. sublime of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style


SamplesAn exalted ideal.
Argue in terms of high-flown ideals.
A noble and lofty concept.
A grand purpose.


Synonymselevated, exalted, grand, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarefied, rarified


Similarnoble


Antonymsignoble


English verb: sublime

1. sublime (change) vaporize and then condense right back again


Synonymssublimate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)resublime


Entailcondense, evaporate, vaporise, vaporize

2. sublime (change) change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting


SamplesSublime iodine.
Some salts sublime when heated.


Synonymssublimate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)aerify, gasify, vaporise, vaporize









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