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Synonyms for absolute
ˈæb səˌlut, ˌæb səˈlutab·so·lute

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. absoluteadjective

    ultimate, unqualified, despotic, certain, arbitrary, positive, peremptory, autocratic, unconditional, unrestricted, unlimited

  2. absoluteadjective

    Complete; unconditional; final; without encumbrances.

    unrestricted, autocratic, ultimate, despotic, peremptory, positive, unqualified, arbitrary, unlimited, certain, unconditional

  3. absoluteadjective


    unrestricted, unlimited, unconditional, unqualified, despotic, arbitrary, positive, certain, autocratic, ultimate, peremptory

  4. absoluteadjective

    Direct, as in a democracy.

    unrestricted, certain, autocratic, positive, peremptory, unconditional, despotic, ultimate, unqualified, arbitrary, unlimited

  5. absoluteadjective

    Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; — opposed to relative and ; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space.

    ultimate, despotic, unconditional, autocratic, unqualified, unrestricted, certain, peremptory, positive, arbitrary, unlimited

  6. absoluteadjective

    Fundamental; intrinsic; ultimate; self-contained and self-sufficient; free from the variability and error natural to human perception and thought.

    Note: In this sense God is called the Absolute by the theist. The term is also applied by the pantheist to the universe, or the total of all existence, as only capable of relations in its parts to each other and to the whole, and as dependent for its existence and its phenomena on its mutually depending forces and their laws.

    unqualified, positive, peremptory, ultimate, arbitrary, despotic, autocratic, unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted, certain

  7. absoluteadjective

    Concerned entirely with expressing beauty and feelings, lacking meaningful reference.

    autocratic, certain, unconditional, positive, ultimate, unrestricted, despotic, arbitrary, peremptory, unqualified, unlimited

  8. absoluteadjective

    Utilizing the body to express ideas, independent of music and costumes.

    unconditional, unrestricted, unqualified, despotic, certain, peremptory, autocratic, arbitrary, ultimate, positive, unlimited

  9. absoluteadjective

    the ultimate basis of reality.

    Philosophers differ in how they treat their Absolutes

    unrestricted, peremptory, despotic, unconditional, arbitrary, certain, autocratic, positive, ultimate, unlimited, unqualified

  10. absoluteadjective

    that which is totally unconditioned, unrestricted, pure, perfect, or complete.

    unlimited, unconditional, unrestricted, despotic, autocratic, certain, arbitrary, peremptory, unqualified, positive, ultimate

  11. absoluteadjective

    Outright; unmitigated; pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.

    When caught, he told an absolute lie.

    despotic, unrestricted, peremptory, ultimate, arbitrary, positive, unqualified, autocratic, certain, unlimited, unconditional

  12. absoluteadjective

    free from restraint and control by either government or authoritative agent as;

    unlimited, arbitrary, peremptory, certain, unconditional, ultimate, unqualified, despotic, autocratic, unrestricted, positive

  13. absoluteadjective

    Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence; as

    unconditional, certain, autocratic, unqualified, despotic, arbitrary, ultimate, unrestricted, positive, unlimited, peremptory

  14. absoluteadjective

    Free from conditional limitations; operating or existing in full under all circumstances without variation; complete.

    unrestricted, peremptory, ultimate, positive, unlimited, unqualified, arbitrary, certain, unconditional, despotic, autocratic

  15. absoluteadjective

    Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.

    ultimate, autocratic, certain, despotic, positive, unqualified, unconditional, peremptory, unlimited, unrestricted, arbitrary

  16. absoluteadjective

    Authoritative; peremptory; allowing no contradiction; positive; unquestionable.

    certain, unlimited, positive, arbitrary, peremptory, autocratic, unrestricted, despotic, unqualified, unconditional, ultimate

  17. absoluteadjective

    Independent of arbitrary units of measurement; having reference to or derived from the simplest manner from the fundamental units of mass, time, and length; relating to the absolute temperature scale.

    autocratic, arbitrary, positive, unconditional, unqualified, peremptory, unlimited, certain, ultimate, unrestricted, despotic

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. absolute

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. absoluteadjective

    something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative

    "no mortal being can influence the absolute"

    ambiguous, relative, incomplete, relational, nonarbitrary, alienable, uncomplete, unarbitrary, comparative, equivocal

  2. absoluteadjective

    perfect or complete or pure

    "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol"

    infrangible, out-and-out(a), right-down, sheer(a), rank(a), downright, inviolable

    relative, equivocal, uncomplete, comparative, unarbitrary, nonarbitrary, incomplete, relational, ambiguous, alienable

  3. absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)adjective

    complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

    "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity"

    nonarbitrary, uncomplete, incomplete, ambiguous, relational, relative, comparative, unarbitrary, alienable, equivocal

  4. absoluteadjective

    not limited by law

    "an absolute monarch"

    infrangible, out-and-out(a), right-down, sheer(a), rank(a), downright, inviolable

    equivocal, alienable, unarbitrary, nonarbitrary, ambiguous, relative, incomplete, comparative, relational, uncomplete

  5. absoluteadjective

    expressing finality with no implication of possible change

    "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority"

    infrangible, out-and-out(a), right-down, sheer(a), rank(a), downright, inviolable

    relative, ambiguous, comparative, unarbitrary, relational, nonarbitrary, alienable, uncomplete, equivocal, incomplete

  6. absolute, infrangible, inviolableadjective

    not capable of being violated or infringed

    "infrangible human rights"

    rank(a), inviolable, unassailable, sheer(a), sacrosanct, infrangible, downright, secure, unattackable, right-down, impregnable, strong, out-and-out(a), inviolate

    alienable, equivocal, incomplete, comparative, nonarbitrary, uncomplete, relational, ambiguous, unarbitrary, relative

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. divine

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2020  
  2. non-economic

    'absolute' in mathematics strips out the positive and negative influences of a number. so too non-economic reflects a value stripped of economic (market) influences.

    house building economic value of house = $250,000 economic value of land = $200,000 => economic value of house building (improvements) = $50,000 determined by the residual value of total value of property less land value absolute value of house cost to construct house = $150,000 less depreciation (non-economic) = $50,000 depreciated replacement cost of house = $100,000 difference in house building value economic value = $50,000 absolute (non-economic) value = $100,000

    Submitted by anonymous on August 30, 2020  
  3. superion

    macro relativity of something objectively or logically superior

    1.a superion of thoughts conducted the night. 2.superion ahead of the competition were the champions.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. absoluteadjective

    unconditional, unrestricted, uncontrolled, supreme, consummate, faultless, ideal, actual, real, self-existent, self-sufficing, autocratic, despotic

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  1. Mike Turner:

    There should be absolute consequences to China, china has made statements that they do not want to be in a conflict with Ukrainians, but arming Russia would have them enter that.

  2. Donald Trump:

    When the people who control the political power in our society can rig investigations like [Clinton’s] investigation was rigged, can rig polls -- you see these phony polls -- and rig the media, they can wield absolute power over your life, your economy and your country and benefit big time by it.

  3. Rose Anello:

    SCO considers the safety and well-being of children in our programs to be our absolute highest priority.

  4. Brent Robertson:

    That's Kris Kobach only path to victory — is this thing getting more and more crowded, if Kris Kobach gets Roger Marshall one-on-one, Kris Kobach's absolute toast.

  5. Haiyan Pam:

    Port Vila looks like an absolute bomb has hit it.

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  • مطلقArabic
  • абсалю́тныBelarusian
  • абсолютен, безусловен, чист, без примес, самовластен, неограничен, пъленBulgarian
  • absolutCatalan, Valencian
  • jistý, absolutní, čistýCzech
  • absolutGerman
  • απόλυτοςGreek
  • completo, absoluto, plenoSpanish
  • vaba, täielikEstonian
  • کامل, غیر مشروطPersian
  • rajoittamaton, puhdas, ehdoton, absoluuttinen, varma, riippumaton, ehdottoman, täydellinenFinnish
  • absoluFrench
  • dearbh, iomlan, ceannasach, cinnteach, lethoireachScottish Gaelic
  • ard-phooaral, ard-chummaghtaghManx
  • assolutoItalian
  • 無条件, 純粋, 自己完結, 揺るぎない, 絶対的, 絶対, 無比, 独立Japanese
  • ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣKannada
  • 순수한Korean
  • ڕه‌به‌قKurdish
  • absolutaLatin
  • absolūtsLatvian
  • mutlakMalay
  • volstrekt, absoluut, rein, volkomen, onvermengdDutch
  • absoluttNorwegian
  • bezwarunkowy, bezwzględny, absolutnyPolish
  • inquestionável, irrestrito, definitivo, ilimitado, peremptório, certo, absolutoPortuguese
  • абсолют, абсолютный, обособленный, совершенныйRussian
  • absolutSwedish
  • mükemmel, mutlak, kesinTurkish
  • абсолютний, цілковитий, необмеженийUkrainian
  • مطلقUrdu
  • tuyệt đốiVietnamese

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