- of lofty bearing.
- the realm of things that are sublime: the sublime in art.
- the quality of being sublime: the sublime of nature.
- the greatest or supreme degree.
- to convert (a solid substance) by heat into a vapor, which on cooling condenses again to solid form, without apparent liquefaction.
- to cause to be given off by this or some analogous process.
Origin of sublime
OTHER WORDS FROM sublimesub·lime·ly, adverbsub·lime·ness, nounsub·lim·er, nounun·sub·limed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sublimesublimate, sublime
Words nearby sublime
How to use sublime in a sentence
While many loved the elegant art piece, made all the more sublime by the artist’s invisibility, others condemned the incursion of any man-made object in pristine desert.
On the other hand, single conifers have a capacity to dazzle as sublime specimens or to drag a landscape down.Winter wonders: Conifers revive the sleeping garden. But remember, less is more.|Adrian Higgins|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
That made the ice in the mix sublime — move directly from a solid to a gas.‘Frozen smoke’ could protect electronics from annoying static|Sid Perkins|October 28, 2020|Science News For Students
First, there’s the sublime look of joy on Luke’s face as Jess says, “I was attacked by a swan.”
The essential kindness and sublime silliness of one terrific franchise.
From this louche improbable source pours music of sublime beauty without one false note.
“I have thought that no incident in the life of Jackson was more truly sublime than this,” wrote Hill.
The decision brings the Military more in line with its veterans who have seen combat and found nothing sublime in war.
“It seems like volunteers for ISIS are surfing for the sublime,” Atran wrote to me on Sunday.ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley|Christopher Dickey|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We did it by knowing that the writing is really sublime and just opening yourself to it.Inside Orange Is the New Black’s Terrifying Showdown Between Red and Vee|Kevin Fallon|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On such occasions his unfaltering impudence reached heights truly sublime.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Byron wrote dashingly about 'sublime Tobacco,' but I do not think he carried the practice to excess.
To fall from the sublime to the ridiculous is especially awkward, and results in becoming very particularly ridiculous yourself.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
It was thronged with motorists who generally dashed along in sublime disregard of the speed limits.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
It is to him that we are indebted for all knowledge of the sublime scenes enacted at the last supper of the Girondists.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott