(noun, adjective)


1. perfect or complete or pure

- absolute loyalty

- absolute silence

- absolute truth

Similar word(s): direct, implicit, unquestioning, infinite, living

2. complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

- absolute freedom

- an absolute dimwit

Similar word(s): complete, downright, rank, sheer

3. not limited by law

- an absolute monarch

Similar word(s): arbitrary

4. expressing finality with no implication of possible change

- an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority

Similar word(s): unambiguous, unequivocal, univocal

5. not capable of being violated or infringed

Similar word(s): inalienable, unalienable, infrangible, inviolable

Sentences with absolute as an adjective:

- Anyhow in 'anyhow, I made it home' is an absolute.

- When caught, he told an absolute lie.

- absolute motion

- absolute time or space

- Absolute rights and duties are such as pertain to man in a state of nature as contradistinguished from relative rights and duties, or such as pertain to him in his social relations.


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

Definition categories: thought, abstract, abstraction

2. (philosophy, usually capitalized) A realm which exists without reference to anything else; that which can be imagined purely by itself; absolute ego.

Sentences with absolute as a noun:

- moral absolutes