What is another word for sublimity?

Pronunciation: [sʌblˈɪmɪti] (IPA)

Sublimity is the quality of being awe-inspiring, magnificent, or grand. It's a word that's often associated with the natural world and great works of art. There are several synonyms for "sublimity" that convey the same sense of grandeur and beauty, such as magnificence, grandeur, splendidness, majesty, and exaltedness. Other synonyms that combine the idea of greatness with a sense of transcendence include transcendence, elevation, nobility, and loftiness. These words can be used interchangeably with "sublimity" in most contexts to describe anything that evokes a sense of awe and wonder in the viewer or observer.

What are the hypernyms for Sublimity?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Sublimity?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for sublimity?

Sublimity is defined as the quality of being majestic, exalted or awe-inspiring. Its antonyms refer to emotional states that are the opposite of grandeur and transcendence. Some of the antonyms for sublimity include banality, ordinariness, mediocrity, and dullness. Banality suggests a lack of originality or creativity, making something trite and mundane. Ordinariness is the state of being ordinary, average, and uninteresting. Mediocrity refers to a lack of distinction or superiority, resulting in an average quality or performance. Dullness is the absence of brightness, vividness or excitement, creating a tedious or uneventful experience. These antonyms of sublimity convey the opposite of the grandeur that the word entails.

Usage examples for Sublimity

As to the scenery, the Lofodens must be admitted to surpass in true sublimity and grandeur anything of their nature to be found in southern Europe.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
There was a sublimity in the scene, lit up at moments by the lightning; and a sense of peril, too, that exalted the adventurous spirit of the girl, and imparted to her heart a high heroic feeling.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Indeed, to have a true conception of Jewish nature and character, of its brilliant lights and deep shadows, of its pathos, depth, sublimity, degradation, and wit; of its infinite resource and boundless capacity for suffering-one must go to Heine and not to 'Daniel Deronda.
"George Eliot"
Mathilde Blind

Famous quotes with Sublimity

  • No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
    Fisher Ames
  • The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
    Norman Douglas
  • When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently.
    Henry Miller
  • The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
    Charles de Montesquieu
  • Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
    Edgar Allan Poe

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