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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where absolute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no mortal being can influence the absolute

(absolute is a kind of ...) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

"he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

Definition 2: perfect or complete or pure - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where absolute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • absolute loyalty
  • absolute silence
  • absolute truth
  • absolute alcohol

(absolute is similar to ...) lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact

"the direct opposite"

(absolute is similar to ...) being without doubt or reserve

"implicit trust"

(absolute is similar to ...) total and all-embracing

"God's infinite wisdom"

(absolute is similar to ...) (informal) absolute

"she is a living doll" "scared the living daylights out of them" "beat the living hell out of him"

Definition 3: not limited by law - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where absolute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an absolute monarch

(absolute is similar to ...) based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice

"an arbitrary decision" "the arbitrary rule of a dictator" "an arbitrary penalty" "of arbitrary size and shape" "an arbitrary choice" "arbitrary division of the group into halves"

Definition 4: not capable of being violated or infringed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where absolute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • infrangible human rights

Synonyms for absolute in the sense of this definition

(absolute is similar to ...) incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another

"endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"

Definition 5: expressing finality with no implication of possible change - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where absolute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority

(absolute is similar to ...) admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion

"unequivocal evidence" "took an unequivocal position" "an unequivocal success" "an unequivocal promise" "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement"

Definition 6: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where absolute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for absolute in the sense of this definition

(absolute is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

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