Etymology
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sublime (adj.)

1580s, "expressing lofty ideas in an elevated manner," from French sublime (15c.), or directly from Latin sublimis "uplifted, high, borne aloft, lofty, exalted, eminent, distinguished," possibly originally "sloping up to the lintel," from sub "up to" (see sub-) + limen "lintel, threshold, sill" (see limit (n.)). The sublime (n.) "the sublime part of anything, that which is stately or imposing" is from 1670s. For Sublime Porte, former title of the Ottoman government, see Porte.

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Definitions of sublime
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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
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