adjective \ˌsü-pər-ˈhyü-mən, -ˈyü-\

: greater than normal human power, size, or ability

Full Definition of SUPERHUMAN

:  being above the human :  divine <superhuman beings>
:  exceeding normal human power, size, or capability :  herculean <a superhuman effort> <superhuman strength>; also :  having such power, size, or capability
su·per·hu·man·i·ty \-hyü-ˈma-nə-tē, -yü-\ noun
su·per·hu·man·ly \-ˈhyü-mən-lē, -ˈyü-\ adverb
su·per·hu·man·ness \-mən-nəs\ noun

Examples of SUPERHUMAN

  1. The character in the film acquires superhuman powers.
  2. It will take a superhuman effort for them to win the championship.

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