supernal


su·per·nal

adjective \s-ˈpər-nəl\

Definition of SUPERNAL

1
a :  being or coming from on high
b :  heavenly, ethereal <supernal melodies>
c :  superlatively good <supernal trumpet playing>
2
:  located in or belonging to the sky
su·per·nal·ly \-nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of SUPERNAL

  1. <an absolutely supernal performance of the concerto by a 16-year old prodigy>
  2. <a couple enjoying the supernal joys of parenthood for the first time>

Origin of SUPERNAL

Middle English, from Middle French supernel, from Latin supernus, from super over, above — more at over
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to SUPERNAL

Synonyms
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, excellent, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
Antonyms
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

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