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The synonyms of “Absolute” are: infrangible, inviolable, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer, complete, total, utter, outright, entire, perfect, pure, decided, definite, certain, positive, unconditional, categorical, unquestionable, undoubted, unequivocal, decisive, conclusive, confirmed, manifest, infallible, unlimited, unrestricted, unrestrained, unbounded, unbound, boundless, infinite, ultimate, supreme, full, sovereign, omnipotent, autocratic, despotic, dictatorial, tyrannical, tyrannous, authoritarian, arbitrary, imperious, domineering, high-handed, draconian, autonomous, autarchic, autarchical, universal, fixed, independent, absolutist
Absolute as an Adjective
Definitions of "Absolute" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “absolute” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Not qualified or diminished in any way; total.
- (of powers or rights) not subject to any limitation; unconditional.
- Perfect or complete or pure.
- Expressing finality with no implication of possible change.
- Used for emphasis when expressing an opinion.
- (of a decree) final.
- (of a transitive verb) used without an expressed object (e.g. guns kill).
- Not limited by law.
- (of a construction) syntactically independent of the rest of the sentence, as in dinner being over, we left the table.
- Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers.
- Not capable of being violated or infringed.
- (of an adjective) used without an expressed noun (e.g. the brave).
- (of a ruler) having unrestricted power.
- Viewed or existing independently and not in relation to other things; not relative or comparative.
Synonyms of "Absolute" as an adjective (58 Words)
|absolutist||Relating to or supporting absolute principles.|
These claims might strike many people as absolutist and extreme.
|arbitrary||Based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice.|
A country under arbitrary government.
|autarchic||Of or relating to or characterized by autarchy.|
|autarchical||Of or relating to or characterized by autarchy.|
|authoritarian||Expecting unquestioning obedience.|
An authoritarian regime.
|autocratic||Taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions; domineering.|
|autonomous||Denoting or performed by a device capable of operating without direct human control.|
The spread of autonomous robotic weaponry.
|boundless||Seemingly boundless in amount number degree or especially extent.|
Children with boundless energy.
|categorical||Unambiguously explicit and direct.|
A categorical denial.
|certain||Certain to occur destined or inevitable.|
What is certain is that every effect must have a cause.
|complete||Perfect and complete in every respect having all necessary qualities.|
A complete coward.
|conclusive||(of a victory) achieved easily or by a large margin.|
A conclusive 5 O win.
|confirmed||(of a person) firmly established in a particular habit, belief, or way of life and unlikely to change their ways.|
A confirmed Catholic.
|decided||(of a person) having clear opinions; resolute.|
He quotes from decided cases.
|decisive||Characterized by decision and firmness.|
He handled the situation in a calm decisive way.
|definite||Precise; explicit and clearly defined.|
A definite statement of the terms of the will.
|despotic||Of or typical of a despot; tyrannical.|
Moved from a feudal to a despotic order.
|dictatorial||Having or showing an autocratic manner.|
A dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war.
|domineering||Asserting one’s will over another in an arrogant way.|
How can I do my job with a domineering boss yelling in my ear.
|downright||Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers.|
A downright answer.
|draconian||(of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe.|
The Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by a series of draconian laws.
|entire||Constituting the undiminished entirety lacking nothing essential especially not damaged.|
An ideological system with which he is in entire agreement.
|fixed||Fixed and unmoving Connor Cruise O Brien.|
A fixed resistor.
|full||Constituting the full quantity or extent complete.|
She could only nod for her mouth was full.
|high-handed||Given to haughty disregard of others.|
|imperious||Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy.|
His imperious demands.
|independent||(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces.|
|infallible||Incapable of making mistakes or being wrong.|
For an encyclical to be infallible the Pope must speak ex cathedra.
|infinite||(of verbs) not having tense, person, or number (as a participle or gerund or infinitive.|
He bathed the wound with infinite care.
|infrangible||Not capable of being violated or infringed.|
An infrangible series.
|inviolable||Must be kept sacred.|
Fortifications that made the frontier inviolable.
|manifest||Clear or obvious to the eye or mind.|
|omnipotent||(of a deity) having unlimited power.|
An omnipotent sovereign.
|out-and-out||Out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election.|
|outright||Open and direct.|
An outright refusal.
|perfect||Of a tense denoting a completed action or a state or habitual action which began in the past The perfect tense is formed in English with have or has and the past participle as in they have eaten and they have been eating present perfect they had eaten past perfect and they will have eaten future perfect.|
With a little help you can create a room that is perfect for you.
|positive||Having a positive charge.|
|pure||Being chromatically pure not diluted with white or grey or black.|
The jacket was pure wool.
|rank||Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.|
|right-down||Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers.|
|sheer||Nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis.|
It s been sheer hard work.
|sovereign||Possessing royal power and status.|
Our most sovereign lord the King.
|supreme||Final or last in your life or progress.|
|total||Constituting the full quantity or extent; complete.|
A total cost of 4 000.
|tyrannical||Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty.|
A tyrannical parent.
|tyrannous||(of a government or ruler) exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.|
A tyrannous disregard for the welfare of the workers.
|ultimate||Basic or fundamental.|
Man s ultimate destiny.
|unbound||Not bound or tied up.|
Other copies were sold in the form of unbound printed sheets.
|unbounded||Seemingly boundless in amount, number, degree, or especially extent.|
The possibilities are unbounded.
|undoubted||Not questioned or doubted by anyone.|
Her undoubted ability.
|unequivocal||Clearly defined or formulated.|
An unequivocal or univocal statement.
|universal||(of a tool or machine) adjustable to or appropriate for all requirements.|
The incidents caused universal concern.
|unlimited||Without reservation or exception.|
Offshore reserves of gas and oil are not unlimited.
|unquestionable||Not able to be disputed or doubted.|
His musicianship is unquestionable.
|unrestrained||Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion.|
A display of unrestrained delight.
|unrestricted||Not restricted or modified in meaning.|
I had unrestricted access.
Charlotte stared at her in utter amazement.
Usage Examples of "Absolute" as an adjective
- Absolute moral standards.
- The policy is absolute folly.
- Dom Miguel proclaimed himself absolute monarch.
- An absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority.
- Absolute silence.
- An absolute monarch.
- No one dare challenge her absolute authority.
- Absolute truth.
- Absolute loyalty.
- The right to life is absolute.
- Absolute freedom.
- Absolute alcohol.
- Absolute secrecy.
- The decree of nullity was made absolute.
- An absolute dimwit.
Associations of "Absolute" (30 Words)
An arrant fool.
|barren||A barren tract or tracts of land.|
The barren burnt up countryside.
|bleak||(of the weather) cold and miserable.|
Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult.
|categorical||Relating to or included in a category or categories.|
A categorical denial.
|certitude||Total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant.|
The question may never be answered with certitude.
|complete||Perfect and complete in every respect having all necessary qualities.|
A child would complete the family.
|desolate||Make (a place) appear bleakly empty.|
A low desolate wail.
|doubtless||Certainly; without doubt.|
The company would doubtless find the reduced competition to their liking.
|enunciate||Say or pronounce clearly.|
She enunciated each word slowly.
|exhaustive||Performed comprehensively and completely.|
An exhaustive study.
|flawless||Without a flaw.|
A flawless gemstone.
|impeccable||In accordance with the highest standards; faultless.|
Speaks impeccable French.
|inerrancy||(Christianity) exemption from error.|
|infertile||Incapable of reproducing.|
An infertile couple.
|knavery||Lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing.|
|perfect||Make perfect or complete.|
Life certainly isn t perfect at the moment.
|perfectly||In a perfect or faultless way.|
You know perfectly well I can t stay.
|sheer||Cause to sheer.|
The sheer ice walls.
|staring||Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.|
Stark staring mad.
|stark||Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.|
A stark interior.
|sure||Definitely or positively sure is sometimes used informally for surely.|
It s going to be a good day for sure.
|thoroughgoing||Performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial.|
|totally||To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole’ is often used informally for `wholly.|
They came from totally different backgrounds.
|unadulterated||Not mixed with impurities.|
Pure unadulterated jealousy.
|unmitigated||Not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier.|
The tour had been an unmitigated disaster.
|unmixed||Not mixed with extraneous elements.|
Not an unmixed blessing.
|utter||Express audibly utter sounds not necessarily words.|
|verity||An enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth.|
Irrefutable objective verity.
|vested||Fixed and absolute and without contingency.|
A vested right.