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sublime (adj.)

1580年代, “以高扬的方式表达崇高的思想”, 来自法语 sublime (15世纪), 或直接来自拉丁语 sublimis “高高在上, 高高在上, 高高在上, 崇高的, 杰出的, 杰出的”, 可能最初是“斜向门楣”, 来自 sub “高达” (见 sub-) + limen “门楣, 门槛, 窗台” (见 limit (n.) ). The sublime (n.) “任何事物的崇高部分, 那是庄严的或气派的” 出自1670年代. 对于 Sublime Porte 奥斯曼政府的旧称, 见 Porte.

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Definitions of sublime from WordNet
1
sublime (adj.)
inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso;
the sublime beauty of the night
Synonyms: empyreal / empyrean
sublime (adj.)
worthy of adoration or reverence;
Synonyms: reverend
sublime (adj.)
lifted up or set high; "their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton;
sublime (adj.)
of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks;
Synonyms: exalted / elevated / grand / high-flown / high-minded / lofty / rarefied / rarified / idealistic / noble-minded
sublime (adj.)
greatest or maximal in degree; extreme;
the sublime absurdity of the creative process
His face assumed an expression of sublime conceit
Synonyms: supreme
2
sublime (v.)
vaporize and then condense right back again;
Synonyms: sublimate
sublime (v.)
change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting;
sublime iodine
some salts sublime when heated
Synonyms: sublimate
From wordnet.princeton.edu