superhuman

[soo-per-hyoo-muhn or, often, -yoo-]
adjective
1.
above or beyond what is human; having a higher nature or greater powers than humans have: a superhuman being.
2.
exceeding ordinary human power, achievement, experience, etc.: a superhuman effort.

Origin:
1625–35; < Neo-Latin superhūmānus. See super-, human

superhumanity [soo-per-hyoo-man-i-tee or, often, -yoo-] , superhumanness, noun
superhumanly, adverb
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superhuman (ˌsuːpəˈhjuːmən)
 
adj
1.  having powers above and beyond those of mankind
2.  exceeding normal human ability or experience
 
superhu'manity
 
n
 
super'humanness
 
n
 
super'humanly
 
adv

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Example sentences
Superhuman capabilities could be available at the push of a button.
But not even superhuman efforts could improve the situation.
The expedition required painstaking logistics and almost superhuman stamina.
The modern spectator, whether in the ground or on the sofa, is losing the
  attention span to appreciate such superhuman efforts.
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