Synonyms for absolutes

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

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Définition of absolutes

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.
  • As in limit : noun greatest extent
Example sentences :
  • It would be the colourless dream of an immobile plurality of absolutes.
  • Extract from : « The Complex Vision » by John Cowper Powys
  • Whosen is obviously the offspring of the other absolutes in n.
  • Extract from : « The American Language » by Henry L. Mencken
  • So by its very nature it belongs to the class of the absolutes.
  • Extract from : « Preaching and Paganism » by Albert Parker Fitch
  • In other words we act as if those principles were absolutes, whether we can justify it logically or not.
  • Extract from : « The Trial of Callista Blake » by Edgar Pangborn
  • As we have seen, he dealt in absolutes: either power was given to an unlimited extent or it was withheld altogether.
  • Extract from : « John Marshall and the Constitution » by Edward S. Corwin
  • The ratio of exchange is relative, but there must be absolutes behind relations.
  • Extract from : « The Value of Money » by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • For any philosophy which is not consistently experimental will always traffic in absolutes no matter in how disguised a form.
  • Extract from : « German philosophy and politics » by John Dewey
  • Whether a philosophy of absolutes is theoretically sound or unsound is none of my present concern.
  • Extract from : « German philosophy and politics » by John Dewey
  • It is of course impossible to probe the Two Absolutes, or the wonderful marriage which takes place between them.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 » by Various
  • He only concerns himself with absolutes—the eternal elements of human life and the immutable tides of human destiny.
  • Extract from : « Views and Reviews » by William Ernest Henley

Antonyms for absolutes

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