Synonyms for absolute

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-suh-loot, ab-suh-loot
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb səˌlut, ˌæb səˈlut

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Définition of absolute

Origin :
  • late 14c., "unrestricted; complete, perfect;" also "not relative to something else" (mid-15c.), from Middle French absolut (14c., Old French asolu, Modern French absolu), from Latin absolutus, past participle of absolvere "to set free, make separate" (see absolve).
  • Most of the current senses also were in the Latin word. Sense evolution was "detached, disengaged," thus "perfect, pure." Meaning "despotic" (1610s) is from notion of "absolute in position." Absolute monarchy is recorded from 1735 (absolute king is recorded from 1610s); scientific absolute magnitude (1902), absolute value (1907) are from early 20c. In metaphysics, the absolute "that which is absolute" is from 1809.
  • adj without limit
  • adj in control or complete authority
  • adj certain
  • adj excellent, perfect
Example sentences :
  • Absolute directness was a part of her nature; she could die, but not manouvre.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • It is there, not only with its help, but with its absolute knowledge of the right way for me to act.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • What if their necessity of simulating it comes of its absolute necessity!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Though the right to live is absolute, it is not unconditional.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • There is no good art, any more than there is good anything else in the absolute sense.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • Again, Garson shook his head in absolute refusal of her plea.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • It was his absolute abandonment to passion which made Shakespeare the supreme poet.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • They were lords of the sea, absolute masters, that was to say, of half the world!
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • When one has got an absolute lead-pipe cinch, it's two to one against its coming off.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • This invention gives the desired result with absolute certainty.
  • Extract from : « Flying Machines » by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

Antonyms for absolute

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