- 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.
Origin of sublime
Synonyms for sublime
Related Words for sublimelyhandsomely, gracefully, splendidly, wonderfully, magnificently, gorgeously, exquisitely, superbly, appealingly, delightfully, elegantly, seductively, excellently, prettily, alluringly, celestially, cutely, divinely, entrancingly, ideally
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Contemporary Examples of sublimely
Fried chicken is sublimely delicious when done right, and even when it's done wrong, it's not bad.The Economic History of Stereotypes
June 3, 2013
You were utterly, sublimely defenseless against the laughter.A Eulogy for Marie Colvin
March 14, 2012
For all the sublimely horrible things that undoubtedly happened, though, they were more than balanced out by the good things.Best Decade Ever
December 31, 2009
Historical Examples of sublimely
I cared for nothing but that sublimely aesthetic impression.The Arrow of Gold
“No one would see us here,” said she, sublimely irrelevant, as usual.The Lady and the Pirate
And Lorraine's education began, too—but she was sublimely unconscious of that fact.Lorraine
Robert W. Chambers
And heroic, sublimely heroic, may be the Christianity of the battlefield.Winning the Wilderness
Margaret Hill McCarter
And all the while America is sublimely unconscious that the joys of childhood are not hers.American Sketches
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).