su·​per·​nat·​u·​ral·​ism ˌsü-pər-ˈna-chə-rə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce supernaturalism (audio)
: the quality or state of being supernatural
: belief in a supernatural power and order of existence
supernaturalist noun or adjective
supernaturalistic adjective

Examples of supernaturalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nowhere do the authors of the paper define just what supernaturalism is supposed to mean. Sean Carroll, Discover Magazine, 1 Nov. 2010 Capturing that movement required a fusion of political didacticism, unabashed melodrama, stage supernaturalism and sitcom beats. New York Times, 30 Nov. 2021 Like Paine before him, Dr. Dawkins has done a great job of expunging the tenets of supernaturalism from his mind. Wired Letters Department, WIRED, 1 Dec. 2006

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of supernaturalism was in 1764

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“Supernaturalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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