noun \ˈsü-pər-ˌman\

: a man who is very strong, successful, etc.

Full Definition of SUPERMAN

:  a superior man that according to Nietzsche has learned to forgo fleeting pleasures and attain happiness and dominance through the exercise of creative power
:  a person of extraordinary or superhuman power or achievements

Origin of SUPERMAN

translation of German Übermensch, from über over, super- + Mensch man
First Known Use: 1903


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