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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh-loot, ab-suh-loot]
    • /ˈæb səˌlut, ˌæb səˈlut/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh-loot, ab-suh-loot]
    • /ˈæb səˌlut, ˌæb səˈlut/

Definitions of absolutes word

  • adjective absolutes free from imperfection; complete; perfect: absolute liberty. 1
  • adjective absolutes not mixed or adulterated; pure: absolute alcohol. 1
  • adjective absolutes complete; outright: an absolute lie; an absolute denial. 1
  • adjective absolutes free from restriction or limitation; not limited in any way: absolute command; absolute freedom. 1
  • adjective absolutes unrestrained or unlimited by a constitution, counterbalancing group, etc., in the exercise of governmental power, especially when arbitrary or despotic: an absolute monarch. 1
  • adjective absolutes viewed independently; not comparative or relative; ultimate; intrinsic: absolute knowledge. 1

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Origin of absolutes

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin absolūtus free, unrestricted, unconditioned (past participle of absolvere to absolve), equivalent to ab- ab- + solū- loosen + -tus past participle suffix

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Parts of speech for Absolutes


absolutes popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for absolutes

noun absolutes

  • restriction — something that restricts; a restrictive condition or regulation; limitation.
  • ceiling — A ceiling is the horizontal surface that forms the top part or roof inside a room.
  • restraint — a restraining action or influence: freedom from restraint.
  • cap — A cap is a soft, flat hat with a curved part at the front which is called a peak. Caps are usually worn by men and boys.
  • maximum — the greatest quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, etc.

adjective absolutes

  • sheers — a deviation or divergence, as of a ship from its course; swerve.
  • positives — explicitly stated, stipulated, or expressed: a positive acceptance of the agreement.
  • ideals — a conception of something in its perfection.
  • finals — pertaining to or coming at the end; last in place, order, or time: the final meeting of the year.

Antonyms for absolutes

noun absolutes

  • minimum — the least quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, or the like.
  • liberation — the act of liberating or the state of being liberated.
  • middle — equally distant from the extremes or outer limits; central: the middle point of a line; the middle singer in a trio.
  • interior — being within; inside of anything; internal; inner; further toward a center: the interior rooms of a house.
  • inside — on the inner side or part of; within: inside the circle; inside the envelope.

adjective absolutes

  • parts — a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.

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