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sub·lime

 (sə-blīm′)
adj.
1. Characterized by nobility; majestic.
2.
a. Of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth.
b. Not to be excelled; supreme.
3. Inspiring awe; impressive.
4. Archaic Raised aloft; set high.
5. Archaic Of lofty appearance or bearing; haughty: "not terrible, / That I should fear ... / But solemn and sublime" (John Milton).
n.
1. Something sublime.
2. An ultimate example.
v. sub·limed, sub·lim·ing, sub·limes
v.tr.
1. To render sublime.
2. Chemistry To cause to sublimate.
v.intr. Chemistry
To sublimate.

[French, from Old French, sublimated, from Latin sublīmis, uplifted.]

sub·lime′ly adv.
sub·lime′ness, sub·lim′i·ty (sə-blĭm′ĭ-tē) n.

sublime

(səˈblaɪm)
adj
1. of high moral, aesthetic, intellectual, or spiritual value; noble; exalted
2. inspiring deep veneration, awe, or uplifting emotion because of its beauty, nobility, grandeur, or immensity
3. unparalleled; supreme: a sublime compliment.
4. poetic of proud bearing or aspect
5. archaic raised up
n
6. something that is sublime
7. the ultimate degree or perfect example: the sublime of folly.
vb
8. (tr) to make higher or purer
9. (Chemistry) to change or cause to change directly from a solid to a vapour or gas without first melting: to sublime iodine; many mercury salts sublime when heated.
10. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo this process followed by a reverse change directly from a vapour to a solid: to sublime iodine onto glass.
[C14: from Latin sublīmis lofty, perhaps from sub- up to + līmen lintel]
subˈlimely adv
sublimity n

sub•lime

(səˈblaɪm)

adj., n., v. -limed, -lim•ing. adj.
1. elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.
2. impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc.
3. supreme or outstanding: a sublime dinner.
n.
4. the sublime,
a. the realm of things that are sublime.
b. the quality of sublimity.
c. the greatest or supreme degree.
v.t.
5. to make higher, nobler, or purer.
6.
a. to convert (a solid substance) by heat into a vapor, which on cooling condenses again to solid form, without apparent liquefaction.
b. to cause to be given off by this process.
v.i.
7. to volatilize from the solid state to a gas, and then condense again as a solid without passing through the liquid state.
[1350–1400; (n., adj.) < Latin sublīmis high =sub- sub- + an element of uncertain orig., variously identified with līmis, līmus oblique, or līmen lintel, threshold; (v.) Middle English < Old French sublimer < Latin sublimāre to raise, derivative of sublimis]
sub•lim′a•ble, adj.
sub•lime′ly, adv.
sub•lime′ness, n.

sublime


Past participle: sublimed
Gerund: subliming

Imperative
sublime
sublime
Present
I sublime
you sublime
he/she/it sublimes
we sublime
you sublime
they sublime
Preterite
I sublimed
you sublimed
he/she/it sublimed
we sublimed
you sublimed
they sublimed
Present Continuous
I am subliming
you are subliming
he/she/it is subliming
we are subliming
you are subliming
they are subliming
Present Perfect
I have sublimed
you have sublimed
he/she/it has sublimed
we have sublimed
you have sublimed
they have sublimed
Past Continuous
I was subliming
you were subliming
he/she/it was subliming
we were subliming
you were subliming
they were subliming
Past Perfect
I had sublimed
you had sublimed
he/she/it had sublimed
we had sublimed
you had sublimed
they had sublimed
Future
I will sublime
you will sublime
he/she/it will sublime
we will sublime
you will sublime
they will sublime
Future Perfect
I will have sublimed
you will have sublimed
he/she/it will have sublimed
we will have sublimed
you will have sublimed
they will have sublimed
Future Continuous
I will be subliming
you will be subliming
he/she/it will be subliming
we will be subliming
you will be subliming
they will be subliming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been subliming
you have been subliming
he/she/it has been subliming
we have been subliming
you have been subliming
they have been subliming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been subliming
you will have been subliming
he/she/it will have been subliming
we will have been subliming
you will have been subliming
they will have been subliming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been subliming
you had been subliming
he/she/it had been subliming
we had been subliming
you had been subliming
they had been subliming
Conditional
I would sublime
you would sublime
he/she/it would sublime
we would sublime
you would sublime
they would sublime
Past Conditional
I would have sublimed
you would have sublimed
he/she/it would have sublimed
we would have sublimed
you would have sublimed
they would have sublimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sublime - vaporize and then condense right back again
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
resublime - sublime (a compound) once again
2.sublime - change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when heated"
aerify, gasify, vaporize, vaporise - turn into gas; "The substance gasified"
Adj.1.sublime - inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso; "the sublime beauty of the night"
glorious - having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"
2.sublime - worthy of adoration or reverencesublime - worthy of adoration or reverence  
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
3.sublime - lifted up or set high; "their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
elated - exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited"
4.sublime - of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"

sublime

adjective
2. total, complete, utter, supreme, extreme, consummate The administration's sublime incompetence is probably temporary.
Quotations
"It is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous" [Napoleon Bonaparte]
"The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime, makes the ridiculous; and one step above the ridiculous, makes the sublime again" [Thomas Paine The Age of Reason]

sublime

adjective
Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
Translations
مَهيب، نَبيل، رَفيع ، سامٍ
vznešený
sublim
göfugur, háleitur, mikilfenglegur
tauriai
cēlsdižensgrandiozs

sublime

[səˈblaɪm]
A. ADJsublime (iro) [indifference, contempt] → supremo, total
B. N the sublimelo sublime
to go from the sublime to the ridiculouspasar de lo sublime a lo ridículo

sublime

[səˈblaɪm]
adj
(= heavenly) [beauty, music] → sublime
(= supreme) [indifference, incompetence] → suprême often before n
n
the sublime → le sublime
to go from the sublime to the ridiculous → passer du sublime au ridicule

sublime

adj
poetry, beauty, scenery, thoughts, feelingserhaben; achievement, courage, genius alsoüberragend; that’s going from the sublime to the ridiculous (inf)das nenne ich tief sinken (inf)
(iro: = extreme) ignorancevollendet; impertinence, confidenceunglaublich; indifference, contemptherablassend
(inf: = delightful) → reizend

sublime

[səˈblaɪm]
1. adj (beauty, emotion, achievement) → sublime; (indifference, contempt) → supremo/a
2. nsublime m
from the sublime to the ridiculous → dal sublime al grottesco
3. vt (Chem) → sublimare

sublime

(səˈblaim) adjective
of overwhelming greatness, grandeur, beauty etc.
suˈblimely adverb
suˈblimity (-ˈbli-) noun
References in classic literature ?
And those sublimer towers, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, whence, in peculiar moods, comes that gigantic ghostliness over the soul at the bare mention of that name, while the thought of Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of a soft, dewy, distant dreaminess?
And as mere human knowledge can split a ray of light and analyse the manner of its composition, so, sublimer intelligences may read in the feeble shining of this earth of ours, every thought and act, every vice and virtue, of every responsible creature on it.
Dinah, covered with her long white dress, her pale face full of subdued emotion, almost like a lovely corpse into which the soul has returned charged with sublimer secrets and a sublimer love.
Why must every body praise Joseph's great-hearted generosity to his cruel brethren, without stint of fervent language, and fling only a reluctant bone of praise to Esau for his still sublimer generosity to the brother who had wronged him?
De nouveaux defis feront leur apparition : des epreuves split, en duo, en relais, ou encore autour des plats de la vie quotidienne, qu'il faudra sublimer et presenter de facon gastronomique.
Aux cotes d'Abderrahim Souiri, l'enfant cheri d'Essaouira, du grand-maEtre Mohamed Briouel, de Mohamed Amine El Akrami venu de Tetouan et de combien d'autres encore, Essaouira a fait le pari cette annee de nous faire decouvrir tous ces jeunes artistes marocains, d'ici et d'ailleurs, qui ont su perpetuer et sublimer les pages les plus remarquables du chant et du repertoire musical judeo-marocain", souligne-t-on.