- n 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
- a perfect or complete or pure
- s complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
an absolute dimwit
- s not limited by law
an absolute monarch
- s expressing finality with no implication of possible change
an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority
- s not capable of being violated or infringed
- I have never seen him acknowledge that the work of the clandestine service — performed disgracefully by the Agency during the early years of the President — is an absolute necessity in a world where terrorists have the capability to attack us at any time, in almost any place.
- Lee Van Cleef is the bad (an elegant exemplar of absolute evil) and Eli Wallach is the "ugly" (a menacingly funny, totally amoral bandido whose relationship with the Eastwood character consists largely of betrayals).
- The First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution are not absolute.
- Joachim Loew in StandardNet
What the team showed, it was not only international level, but the level of champions,Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "It was absolute class."
- Antonin Scalia in De Pere Journal
In his opinion, Scalia wrote, "The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table. Those include the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home."
- Condoleezza Rice in ABC News
What we are emphasizing to the Pakistani government is the need to follow the evidence wherever it leads,Rice said today in London. "This is a time for complete, absolute, total transparency and cooperation and that's what we expect."