superhuman

adjective
su·​per·​hu·​man | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhyü-mən How to pronounce superhuman (audio) , -ˈyü-\

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

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Other Words from superhuman

superhumanity \ ˌsü-​pər-​hyü-​ˈma-​nə-​tē How to pronounce superhumanity (audio) , -​yü-​ \ noun
superhumanly \ ˌsü-​pər-​ˈhyü-​mən-​lē How to pronounce superhumanly (audio) , -​ˈyü-​ \ adverb
superhumanness \ ˌsü-​pər-​ˈhyü-​mən-​nəs How to pronounce superhumanness (audio) \ noun

Examples of superhuman in a Sentence

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

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Spider-Man may swing past skyscrapers with superhuman agility and speed, but Aunt May will still insist on driving him to and from the movies at 3 P.M. on a Sunday. Graham Techler, The New Yorker, "Peter Parker: A Superhero, but Also a Teen, Just Like You!," 5 July 2019 In the workplace and outside it, women work hard at being superhuman. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Female Friendships Are the Best, Until They Aren't," 20 June 2019 Most of Yakuza’s more off-beat elements worked because of Kiryu, a lovable gangster with a heart of gold and seemingly superhuman strength. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "How the creators of Yakuza turned hard-boiled detective drama into a game," 20 June 2019 Michigan Detroit: Michiganders have a superhuman love for ice cream. USA TODAY, "Pride pickup, sphinx on move, Tony Stark’s cabin: News from around our 50 states," 13 June 2019 He-Man has some typical superhero abilities like super speed, superhuman strength and indestructible skin. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Everything You Need To Know About Noah Centineo's New Movie "Masters Of The Universe"," 1 May 2019 Her output is also the result of a near superhuman ability to run on little sleep. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "How The Hell Has Danielle Steel Managed to Write 179 Books?," 9 May 2019 Mary’s power lies in her superhuman sense of smell, and there’s no doubt in my mind that Kate could easily steal the whole movie just...sniffing. Danny Murphy, Marie Claire, "Recasted: Who Would Star in a Hocus Pocus Remake?," 31 Oct. 2018 Get caught without your bug spray just once and the inevitable happens: red, angry, itchy mosquito bites that take nearly superhuman willpower to avoid scratching. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Mosquito Bites and Stop Itching ASAP," 18 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of superhuman

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of superhuman was in 1599

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superhuman

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of superhuman

: greater than normal human power, size, or ability

superhuman

adjective
su·​per·​hu·​man | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhyü-mən How to pronounce superhuman (audio) , -ˈyü-mən\

Kids Definition of superhuman

: going beyond normal human power, size, or ability

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