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preternatural

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Synonyms and Antonyms of preternatural

  1. 1 being out of the ordinary <an editor with a preternatural sense of what will interest the book-buying public> Synonyms aberrant, aberrated, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, especial, exceeding, extraordinaire, extraordinary, freak, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, exceptional, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwontedRelated Words conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, salient, striking; bizarre, deviant, eccentric, freakish, monstrous, oddball, outlandish, quaint, strange, weird; incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unimaginable, unthinkableNear Antonyms everyday, familiar, frequentAntonyms common, customary, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, unextraordinary, usual

  2. 2 of, relating to, or being part of a reality beyond the observable physical universe <an investigator of preternatural phenomena> Synonyms metaphysical, otherworldly, paranormal, supernatural, transcendent, transcendental, unearthlyRelated Words mystic, mystical, occult, psychic (also psychical), spiritistic, spiritualistic; extrasensory, supersensible, supersensory; celestial, divine, ethereal, heavenly, numinous, spiritual, unworldlyNear Antonyms earthly, mundaneAntonyms natural

  3. 3 being so extraordinary or abnormal as to suggest powers which violate the laws of nature <a preternatural ability to predict how the stock market will perform> Synonyms magical, miraculous, phenomenal, supernatural, superhuman, supernormal, transcendent, transcendental, uncanny, unearthlyRelated Words bizarre, curious, eerie (also eery), far-out, funny, grotesque, kinky, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outrageous, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, remarkable, screwy, strange, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird, wild; baffling, bewildering, confounding, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling, shocking; aberrant, atypical, fantastic (also fantastical), flaky, freak, freakish, idiosyncratic, marvelous (or marvellous), prodigious, rare, singular, uncommon, unique, unnatural, unusual, unwonted; unconventional, uncustomary, unorthodox; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, salient, strikingNear Antonyms average, commonplace, everyday, garden, ordinary, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday; expected, familiar, predictable; common, customary, frequent, habitual, regular, wonted


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