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Definitions of absolute

  1. expressing finality with no implication of possible change; " an absolute ( or unequivocal) quarantee to respect the nation's authority"; " inability to make a conclusive ( or unequivocal) refusal"
  2. something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control; " no mortal being can influence the absolute"
  3. perfect or complete or pure; " absolute loyalty"; " absolute silence"; " absolute truth"; " absolute alcohol"
  4. not capable of being violated or infringed; " infrangible human rights"
  5. 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"
  6. without conditions or limitations; " a total ban"
  7. not limited by law; " an absolute monarch"
  8. Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch.
  9. Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty.
  10. Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self- existent; self- sufficing.
  11. Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non- relative.
  12. Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.
  13. Authoritative; peremptory.
  14. Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.
  15. Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative.
  16. In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.
  17. Not adulterated; pure.
  18. Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; - opposed to relative and comparative; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space.
  19. Free as to condition; perfect; fixed; despotic: applied to a government in which the ruler s unrestrained by any law: unlimited.
  20. Absolutely.
  21. Absoluteness.
  22. Unconditional, unlimited; complete, entire; fixed, certain.
  23. Free from limits or conditions: complete: unlimited: free from mixture: considered without reference to other things: unconditioned, unalterable: unrestricted by constitutional checks ( said of a government): ( gram.) not immediately dependent.
  24. Unlimited; arbitrary.
  25. Complete; perfect.
  26. Not limited; unrestricted; independent.
  27. Without restraint in the exercise of power or will; arbitrary; unconditional.
  28. Positive; entire; total.
  29. Unconditional and unlimited; unlimited in power; arbitrary; despotic; complete in itself or perfect; not relative; self- dependent or self- existing; pure; unmixed. The absolute.
  30. The independent and self- existent being or cause of things; the infinite.
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Antonyms for absolute

compounded, soiled, approximate, intermixed, lawful, execrable, responsible, indecisive, Doctored, tainted, humble, incomplete, unarbitrary, almost, wanting, blended, submissive, Mingled, docile, inferential, censurable, ballpark, combined, tentative, limited, deducible, ambiguous, questionable, republican, deductive, conjoined, disputed, problematic, conditional, debased, lenient, incorporated, sullied, Controvertible, near, imperfect, circumscribed, alienable, Issuable, fallible, defiled, Commingled, linked, vitiated, refutable, subject, reasoned, Cheapened, unclear, complaisant, dubious, mixed, fused, Inferable, qualified, contingent, mild, derivable, befouled, incorrect, yielding, inaccurate, Doubtable, debatable, unpolished, moot, controversial, arguable, defaced, constitutional, relational, united, disfigured, negotiable, faulty, nonarbitrary, amalgamated, disputable, meek, restrained, impaired, corrupted, approximative, uncomplete, besmirched, injured, relative, squishy, loose, wrong, restricted, democratic, dependent, doubtful, Debated, spoiled, polluted, inadequate, watered-down, imprecise, broken, marred, wretched, alloyed, deficient, bad, joined, a priori, accountable, coalesced, inexact, insufficient, inconclusive, diluted, unfinished, malformed, atrocious, impure, blemished, ductile, defective, gentle, damaged, comparative, equivocal, intermingled, contaminated, merged, reproachable, lowly, amiss, compliant, uncertain, fouled, adulterated, flawed, misshapen, blighted.

Quotes of absolute

  1. No other country in the world gives protection like that, but it is not absolute protection. People sometimes meet that high burden and win libel suits, and in those cases I think they ought to win. – Floyd Abrams
  2. I tell my students you have an absolute right to write about people you know and love. You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them. – Dorothy Allison
  3. And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you? ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime. – Bob Balaban
  4. I am amazed at radio DJ's today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for. – Jasper Carrott
  5. If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that. – Kim Cattrall
  6. It is my absolute intent to hold the line on taxes. – Jon Corzine
  7. Time is nothing absolute its duration depends on the rate of thought and feeling. – John Draper
  8. I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice. – Jack Kevorkian
  9. I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. – Agnes Macphail
  10. To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing, because an ink blot can be absolute Yet you put into it what you like. So it becomes totally relative. – Nicholas Mosley
  11. What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended. – Barack Obama
  12. I never set out to beat the world. I just set out to do my absolute best. – Al Oerter
  13. Well, I have an interest in power. I have an interest in people who find themselves in the position to exercise absolute power. – Boyd Rice
  14. The essence of religion consists in the feeling of an absolute dependence. – Friedrich Schleiermacher
  15. Reading- the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay. – William Styron

Usage examples for absolute

  1. At the same time he had let it be clearly understood that he meant to be absolute as his father had been. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  2. It is absolute nonsense. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen
  3. He might not have been fully aware of the absolute certainty of his approaching death, but he must have known that his wound was of a very grave character, and that the result might early prove fatal. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  4. For more than an hour, absolute silence has fallen upon us. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  5. The consequence was that he now lived in a solitude which was absolute and, as Mr. Emilius added, somewhat melancholy. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  6. The absolute control of the New York papers hung in the balance. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  7. No answer; in absolute indifference, she felt, lay her strongest weapon. – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  8. Then, immediately, the hand of the nurse on her shoulder, and her voice, a sudden shock in the absolute stillness: " I thought it better to wake you, Mrs. Nightingale. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. It shall merely be absolute music, like any other. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  10. I was doing that, but my decision had not been absolute – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  11. You'll have absolute power. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  12. An expression of absolute horror had grown in his eyes as he listened to her words, and now he threw himself down on the chair beside her, and grasped her hands in appeal. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. I have absolute confidence in my wife. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  14. " But here it is absolute – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. What can be more delightful than to have some one to whom you can say everything with the same absolute confidence as to yourself? – Treatises on Friendship and Old Age by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  16. Absolute ignorance, whether or no, means an even chance of either. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. One thing I want to know, however, and I must have the absolute truth. – The Nightrider's Feud by Walter C. McConnell
  18. Of absolute escape there was no chance whatever. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  19. If, in spite of everything, my confidence in you wasn't absolute I shouldn't risk a name I hold so dear as that of Dorothea Pruyn. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  20. You are certain it is not a fancy, but an absolute fact? – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew