superhuman

adjective su·per·hu·man \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhyü-mən , -ˈyü- \
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

Definition of superhuman

1 : being above the human : divine
  • superhuman beings
2 : exceeding normal human power, size, or capability : herculean
  • a superhuman effort
  • superhuman strength
; also : having such power, size, or capability

superhumanity

play \ˌsü-pər-hyü-ˈma-nə-tē, -yü-\ noun

superhumanly

play \ˌsü-pər-ˈhyü-mən-lē, -ˈyü-\ adverb

superhumanness

play \ˌsü-pər-ˈhyü-mən-nəs\ noun

Examples of superhuman in a Sentence

  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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First Known Use of superhuman

1599

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SUPERHUMAN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of superhuman for English Language Learners

  • : greater than normal human power, size, or ability


SUPERHUMAN Defined for Kids

superhuman

adjective su·per·hu·man \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhyü-mən , -ˈyü-mən \

Definition of superhuman for Students

: going beyond normal human power, size, or ability


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