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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
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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