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"
perfect or complete or pure
"absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol"
absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)(adj)
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"
not limited by law
"an absolute monarch"
expressing finality with no implication of possible change
"an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority"
absolute, infrangible, inviolable(adj)
not capable of being violated or infringed
"infrangible human rights"
Complete; unconditional; final; without encumbrances.
Direct, as in a democracy.
Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; — opposed to relative and ; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space.
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.
Concerned entirely with expressing beauty and feelings, lacking meaningful reference.
Utilizing the body to express ideas, independent of music and costumes.
the ultimate basis of reality.
Philosophers differ in how they treat their Absolutes
that which is totally unconditioned, unrestricted, pure, perfect, or complete.
Outright; unmitigated; pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.
When caught, he told an absolute lie.
free from restraint and control by either government or authoritative agent as;
Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence; as
Free from conditional limitations; operating or existing in full under all circumstances without variation; complete.
Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.
Authoritative; peremptory; allowing no contradiction; positive; unquestionable.
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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
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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.
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How to use absolute in a sentence?
Music is one of the absolute necessities, just like food.
You had an absolute rush on guns by ordinary white citizens to arm themselves to the teeth because black people were being put in positions of white power.
Who is the fascist? Individualism and the political philosophy of limited government is not only inconsistent with but is the exact opposite of fascism and Nazism. Under fascism and Nazism, the state reigns supreme with absolute power over everyone and all forms of property. It can well be asked: who is the fascist, when the president of the United States and many Democrats and Republicans in congress call for expanded authority for the FBI and other federal security agencies to intrude into the lives of the American citizenry? Who is the fascist, when the call is made for increased power for the FBI to undertake “roving wiretapping” or have easier access to the telephone and credit-card records of the general population? Who is the fascist, when the proposal is made to make it easier for the FBI to investigate and infiltrate any political organization or association because the government views it as a potential terrorist danger?
Kindness is not an option, it is an absolute necessity of life.
He was made to smack his mother, he had to do it three times before the smacks were loud enough for Tony Alamo to approve of them … His control was absolute. No one told him no. It was pretty horrible. Something as simple as falling asleep in church could get you in trouble, even though it was the third time you ’d been at church that day, and you had already worked and gone to school and prayed for several hours. We would be nodding off. But if someone went to sleep ? God forbid you got caught. It was pretty bad … I wanted to know what life was like beyond this.
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- чист, без примес, самовластен, пълен, абсолютен, безусловен, неограниченBulgarian
- absolutCatalan, Valencian
- čistý, jistý, absolutníCzech
- completo, absoluto, plenoSpanish
- täielik, vabaEstonian
- کامل, غیر مشروطPersian
- puhdas, ehdottoman, absoluuttinen, rajoittamaton, ehdoton, varma, riippumaton, täydellinenFinnish
- lethoireach, iomlan, ceannasach, dearbh, cinnteachScottish Gaelic
- ard-chummaghtagh, ard-phooaralManx
- 絶対的, 絶対, 無比, 独立, 自己完結, 揺るぎない, 純粋, 無条件Japanese
- volstrekt, absoluut, onvermengd, volkomen, reinDutch
- absolutny, bezwarunkowy, bezwzględnyPolish
- absoluto, peremptório, inquestionável, definitivo, certo, irrestrito, ilimitadoPortuguese
- абсолютный, совершенный, абсолют, обособленныйRussian
- mutlak, mükemmel, kesinTurkish
- цілковитий, абсолютний, необмеженийUkrainian
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