A Word A Day : Sublime

Word of 23rd July 2007: A Word A Day-Sublime


( Adjective )

Sublime (suh BLIME): awesome, extremely exalted, lofty, majestic

• After winning $70 million in the lottery and quitting our jobs as sewer workers, our happiness was sublime.

• Theodore was a sublime thinker. After pondering even a difficult problem for just a few minutes, he would invariably arrive at a concise and elegant solution.

• The soup at the restaurant was sublime. I've never tasted anything so good in my life.

• The noun form of sublime is sublimity (such BLIM i tee). Don't confuse sublime with subliminal which means subconscious or sublimate which means to suppress one’s subconscious mind.

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