Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun absolute

1 sense of absolute

Sense 1
absolute -- (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")
       => abstraction, abstract -- (a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person")

Antonyms of adj absolute

5 senses of absolute

Sense 1
absolute (vs. relative) -- (perfect or complete or pure; "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol")

relative (vs. absolute), comparative -- (estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger")
        => relational -- (having a relation or being related)

Sense 2
absolute, downright, out-and-out (prenominal), rank (prenominal), right-down, sheer (prenominal) -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA complete) -> incomplete, uncomplete -- (not complete or total; not completed; "an incomplete account of his life"; "political consequences of incomplete military success"; "an incomplete forward pass")

Sense 3
absolute -- (not limited by law; "an absolute monarch")

INDIRECT (VIA arbitrary) -> nonarbitrary, unarbitrary -- (not subject to individual determination)

Sense 4
absolute -- (expressing finality with no implication of possible change; "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority")

INDIRECT (VIA unequivocal) -> equivocal, ambiguous -- (open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness"; "popularity is an equivocal crown"; "an equivocal response to an embarrassing question")

Sense 5
absolute, infrangible, inviolable -- (not capable of being violated or infringed; "infrangible human rights")

INDIRECT (VIA inalienable) -> alienable -- (transferable to another owner)

Similarity of adj absolute

5 senses of absolute

Sense 1
absolute (vs. relative) -- (perfect or complete or pure; "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol")
       => direct -- (lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite")
       => implicit, unquestioning -- (being without doubt or reserve; "implicit trust")
       => infinite -- (total and all-embracing; "God's infinite wisdom")
       => living -- ((informal) absolute; "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him")

Sense 2
absolute, downright, out-and-out (prenominal), rank (prenominal), right-down, sheer (prenominal) -- (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")
       => complete (vs. incomplete) -- (having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting")

Sense 3
absolute -- (not limited by law; "an absolute monarch")
       => arbitrary (vs. nonarbitrary) -- (based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator"; "an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of the group into halves")

Sense 4
absolute -- (expressing finality with no implication of possible change; "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority")
       => unequivocal (vs. equivocal), univocal, unambiguous -- (admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion; "unequivocal evidence"; "took an unequivocal position"; "an unequivocal success"; "an unequivocal promise"; "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement")

Sense 5
absolute, infrangible, inviolable -- (not capable of being violated or infringed; "infrangible human rights")
       => inalienable (vs. alienable), unalienable -- (incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another; "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights")

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