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noun, plural sub·lim·i·ties for 2.
  1. the state or quality of being sublime.
  2. a sublime person or thing.
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Origin of sublimity

1520–30; < Latin sublīmitās height, equivalent to sublīm(is) sublime + -itās -ity
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dignity, generosity, superiority, virtue, greatness, integrity, grandeur, supremacy, evolution, accomplishment, precision, ideal, purity, excellence, quality, fulfillment, transcendence, splendor, elegance, richness

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Word Origin and History for sublimity


early 15c., "loftiness, exaltation, glory," from Latin sublimitatem (nominative sublimitas), from sublimis (see sublime).

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