An absolute is a statement that is considered to be true in all cases. For example, an absolute statement might say that there is no such thing as a perfect person.

  • There are no absolute truths, only opinions.

  • He believes in absolute justice, which means that everyone is treated the same.

Definition of absolutes


not capable of being violated or infringed


infrangible, inviolable


complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers


downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer


expressing finality with no implication of possible change


not limited by law


perfect or complete or pure


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

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Example Sentences for absolutes

  • 1

    This gives them time to edit and test their skill at thinking of the absolute perfect thing to say, or sing, or impersonate.

  • 2

    It was absolutely irretrievable.

  • 3

    It is his awakening to the Absolute, an esprit de corps with the Absolute.

  • 4

    The Declaration of Grace is not an absolution.

  • 5

    The bible is an absolute fiat.

  • 6

    The building is absolutely gorgeous.

  • 7

    The centeredness is contextual and not absolute.

  • 8

    The power of the sovereign is absolute.

  • 9

    The saxophone is absolutely ecstatic.

  • 10

    The silence in the street was absolute.