Sub·lime a. [Compar. Sublimer superl. Sublimest.]
1. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
Sublime on these a tower of steel is reared. --Dryden.
2. Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons. “The sublime Julian leader.”
3. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed.
Easy in words thy style, in sense sublime. --Prior.
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong. --Longfellow.
4. Elevated by joy; elate. [Poetic]
Their hearts were jocund and sublime,
Drunk with idolatry, drunk with wine. --Milton.
5. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud. [Poetic] “Countenance sublime and insolent.”
His fair, large front and eye sublime declared
Absolute rule. --Milton.
Syn: -- Exalted; lofty; noble; majestic. See Grand.