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Definition of 'absolute'


  1. something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control; "no mortal being can influence the absolute"


  1. perfect or complete or pure; "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol"
       Antonyms: relative
  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"
       Synonyms: downright out-and-out rank right-down sheer
  3. not limited by law; "an absolute monarch"
  4. expressing finality with no implication of possible change; "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority"; "inability to make a conclusive refusal"
       Synonyms: conclusive
  5. without conditions or limitations; "a total ban"
       Synonyms: total unconditioned
  6. not capable of being violated or infringed; "infrangible human rights"
       Synonyms: infrangible inviolable

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