- 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.
verb (used with object), sub·limed, sub·lim·ing.
- 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.
verb (used without object), sub·limed, sub·lim·ing.
- sublime porte,
- subliminal advertising,
- subliminal perception
Origin of sublime
Examples from the Web for sublimely
Fried chicken is sublimely delicious when done right, and even when it's done wrong, it's not bad.
You were utterly, sublimely defenseless against the laughter.
For all the sublimely horrible things that undoubtedly happened, though, they were more than balanced out by the good things.
To the latter "the face of the beloved is the reflection of the sublimely beautiful."The Evolution of Love|Emil Lucka
I was looking at him with riveted attention while he spoke, sublimely innocent of the import of a single word he uttered.The Doctor's Daughter|"Vera"
And Lorraine's education began, too—but she was sublimely unconscious of that fact.Lorraine|Robert W. Chambers
"Yes," said Josephine as cool as a cucumber, too sublimely and absurdly innocent even to blush.White Lies|Charles Reade
From which time forth, this child is sublimely made a sacred charge.Reprinted Pieces|Charles Dickens
noun the sublime
Word Origin for sublime
1580s, "expressing lofty ideas in an elevated manner," from Middle French sublime, from Latin sublimis "uplifted, high, lofty," possibly originally "sloping up to the lintel," from sub "up to" + limen "lintel."
The sublime (n.) "the sublime part of anything" is from 1670s. Sublime Porte, former title of the Ottoman government, is from French la Sublime Porte, literally "the high gate," a loan-translation of Arabic Bab 'Ali, title of the Ottoman court at Constantinople (cf. mikado).