the sublime

the sublime UK [səˈblaɪm] US noun formal
something that is extremely good or beautiful

Her dancing approached the sublime.

Thesaurus: something or someone that is good or very goodsynonym
Phrase: from the sublime to the ridiculous

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: something that is very beautiful or good

writings on the sublime

They have brought ordinary food to the level of the sublime. [=they have made ordinary food extraordinary]

The movies shown at the festival ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous.

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