English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'sublime'

(adjective) 
Definition
of great moral, artistic, or spiritual value
the sublime beauty of nature
Synonyms
noble
Although he was of noble birth he lived as a poor man.
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magnificent
a magnificent country house in wooded grounds
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glorious
He had a glorious career spanning more than six decades.
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high
Every one of them is controlled by the families of high officials.
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grand
a grand building in the centre of town
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imposing
An imposing figure loomed over me.
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elevated
the magazine's elevated tone
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eminent
an eminent public figure
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majestic
a majestic country home
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lofty
Amid the chaos, he had lofty aims.
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exalted
I seldom move in such exalted circles.
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Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
without equal
The administration's sublime incompetence is probably temporary.
Synonyms
total
The car was in a total mess.
I mean I'm not a total idiot.
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complete
He made me look like a complete idiot.
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utter
A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.
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supreme
Many young men made the supreme sacrifice during that war.
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extreme
people living in extreme poverty
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consummate
He was a consummate liar and exaggerator.

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 PaineThe Age of Reason]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of complete
Definition
perfect in quality or kind
He made me look like a complete idiot.
in the sense of consummate
Definition
complete or extreme
He was a consummate liar and exaggerator.
in the sense of elevated
Definition
(of ideas or pursuits) on a high intellectual or moral level
the magazine's elevated tone

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Thesaurus for sublime from the Collins English Thesaurus
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