su·​per·​per·​son·​al | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈpərs-nəl How to pronounce superpersonal (audio) , -ˈpər-sə-nəl \

Definition of superpersonal

1 : of, relating to, or being a person's most private and intimate concerns : extremely personal didn't want him sharing any superpersonal information He's in the middle of opening up about something superpersonal. Rushing off the phone or flitting over to the next conversation could crush his ego …— Lisa Lombardi
2 : transcending the personal To blame some impersonal force, like "sin," for the faults of the world and to expect some superpersonal force, like God, to remedy those faults is to remain passive or even resistant to what we can learn from philosophy and science …— Max L. Stackhouse

First Known Use of superpersonal

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Superpersonal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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