supernaturalness

supernatural

[soo-per-nach-er-uhl, -nach-ruhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by natural law or phenomena; abnormal.
2.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or attributed to God or a deity.
3.
of a superlative degree; preternatural: a missile of supernatural speed.
4.
of, pertaining to, or attributed to ghosts, goblins, or other unearthly beings; eerie; occult.
noun
5.
a being, place, object, occurrence, etc., considered as supernatural or of supernatural origin; that which is supernatural, or outside the natural order.
6.
behavior supposedly caused by the intervention of supernatural beings.
7.
direct influence or action of a deity on earthly affairs.
8.
the supernatural.
a.
supernatural beings, behavior, and occurrences collectively.
b.
supernatural forces and the supernatural plane of existence: a deep fear of the supernatural.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin supernātūrālis. See super-, natural

supernaturally, adverb
supernaturalness, noun
antisupernatural, adjective, noun
semisupernatural, adjective
semisupernaturally, adverb
semisupernaturalness, noun
unsupernatural, adjective
unsupernaturally, adverb
unsupernaturalness, noun


1. See miraculous.
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supernatural (ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəl, -ˈnætʃərəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws
2.  characteristic of or caused by or as if by a god; miraculous
3.  of, involving, or ascribed to occult beings
4.  exceeding the ordinary; abnormal
 
n
5.  the supernatural supernatural forces, occurrences, and beings collectively or their realm
 
super'naturally
 
adv
 
super'naturalness
 
n

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supernatural
mid-15c. (implied in supernaturally), "above nature, transcending nature, belonging to a higher realm," from M.L. supernaturalis "above or beyond nature," from L. super "above" (see super-) + natura "nature" (see nature). Originally with more
of a religious sense; association with ghosts, etc., has predominated since c.1799. The noun is attested from 1580s.
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