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Meaning & Definition of Absolute in English

English

Absolute

/æbsəlut/

noun

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
  • "No mortal being can influence the absolute"
    synonym:
  • absolute

adjective

1. Perfect or complete or pure

  • "Absolute loyalty"
  • "Absolute silence"
  • "Absolute truth"
  • "Absolute alcohol"
    synonym:
  • absolute

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • absolute
  • ,
  • downright
  • ,
  • out-and-out(a)
  • ,
  • rank(a)
  • ,
  • right-down
  • ,
  • sheer(a)

3. Not limited by law

  • "An absolute monarch"
    synonym:
  • absolute

4. Expressing finality with no implication of possible change

  • "An absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority"
    synonym:
  • absolute

5. Not capable of being violated or infringed

  • "Infrangible human rights"
    synonym:
  • absolute
  • ,
  • infrangible
  • ,
  • inviolable

Examples of using

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
That is the absolute truth!
He is an absolute monarch.