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Definition of sublime adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1of very high quality and causing great admiration sublime beauty a sublime combination of flavors The location of the hotel is sublime.
  2. 2(formal) (often disapproving) (of a person's behavior or attitudes) extreme, especially in a way that shows they are not aware of what they are doing or are not concerned about what happens because of it the sublime confidence of youth He battled on, in the sublime conviction that he was in the right.
    adverb sublimely beautiful She was sublimely unaware of the trouble she had caused. He dances sublimely.
  4. NAmE//səˈblɪmət̮i//
    noun [uncountable]
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