Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: sublimis 'raised above the ordinary', from limen 'doorstep, threshold'


1 adjective
1 something that is sublime is so good or beautiful that it affects you deeply:
The view was sublime.
Her songs are a sublime fusion of pop and Brazilian music.
2 used to describe feelings or behaviour that are very great or extreme, especially when someone seems not to notice what is happening around them:
an air of sublime contentment
sublimely adverb
sublimeness noun [uncountable]
sublimity noun [uncountable]

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