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2 having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature
  • the sublime virtue of having given all one's worldly goods to the poor

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splendid, resplendent, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb mean extraordinarily or transcendently impressive. splendid implies outshining the usual or customary. the wedding was a splendid occasion resplendent suggests a glowing or blazing splendor. resplendent in her jewelry gorgeous implies a rich splendor especially in display of color. a gorgeous red dress glorious suggests radiance that heightens beauty or distinction. a glorious sunset sublime implies an exaltation or elevation almost beyond human comprehension. a vision of sublime beauty superb suggests an excellence reaching the highest conceivable degree. her singing was superb

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The first known use of sublime was in the 14th century

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“Sublime.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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