- 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.
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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
Example sentences from the Web for sublime
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