- 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
How to use sublime in a sentence
This was our annual us-only ski trip — no husbands or kids — and it was sublime.
His lyricism and his textures were sublime, and he woke me up to my own desire to paint these same strokes with words.
She traveled around the Adriatic coast towns of Italy in search of the most sublime brodetto, a piece The New Yorker published in its annual food issue in 2008.The bulls are firmly in control as the global markets open for 2021|Bernhard Warner|January 4, 2021|Fortune
Comfort isn’t quite as sublime as previous days, with some humidity around, thanks to dew points — muggy for this time of year — in the low to mid-60s.D.C.-area forecast: Comfortable warmth continues for days under generally sunny skies|A. Camden Walker|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
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.
“I must tell you, Mr. Longcluse, I can't listen to such language,” observes Mr. Harman sublimely.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Brodricks seemed to tolerate their brother-in-law; and he seemed, more sublimely, to tolerate their tolerance.The Creators|May Sinclair
Nearer and nearer it came, and more and more sublimely imposing became its aspect; yes, all England was there, apparently.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
How sublimely the poet-prophet narrates the misery of the Fall, and the promised glories of the Restoration!Beacon Lights of History, Volume II|John Lord
Talking about bush fires, we often saw them raging madly and sublimely in the mountains.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont