superhuman

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su·per·hu·man

 (so͞o′pər-hyo͞o′mən)
adj.
1. Above or beyond the human; preternatural or supernatural.
2. Beyond ordinary or normal human ability, power, or experience: "soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery" (John Reed).

su′per·hu·man′i·ty (-măn′ĭ-tē) n.
su′per·hu′man·ly adv.

superhuman

(ˌsuːpəˈhjuːmən)
adj
1. having powers above and beyond those of mankind
2. exceeding normal human ability or experience
ˌsuperhuˈmanity, ˌsuperˈhumanness n
ˌsuperˈhumanly adv

su•per•hu•man

(ˌsu pərˈhyu mən; often -ˈyu-)

adj.
1. above or beyond what is human; having a higher nature or greater powers than humans have: a superhuman being.
2. exceeding ordinary human power, achievement, experience, etc.: a superhuman effort.
[1625–35; < New Latin superhūmānus. See super-, human]
su`per•hu•man′i•ty (-ˈmæn ɪ ti) su`per•hu′man•ness, n.
su`per•hu′man•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.superhuman - above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance; "superhuman beings"; "superhuman strength"; "soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery"
subhuman - less than human or not worthy of a human being; "treated natives as subhuman"; "a subhuman spectacle"; "the subhuman primates"

superhuman

adjective heroic, phenomenal, prodigious, stupendous, herculean Officers were terrified of his superhuman strength.

superhuman

adjective
Of, coming from, or relating to forces or beings that exist outside the natural world:
Translations
فوْق طاقَة البَشَر
nadlidský
overmenneskelig
emberfölötti
ofurmannlegur
antžmogiškas
pārcilvēcisks
nadľudský

superhuman

[ˌsuːpəˈhjuːmən] ADJ [strength, efforts, powers] → sobrehumano

superhuman

[ˌsuːpərˈhjuːmən] adj [strength, efforts] → surhumain(e)

superhuman

[ˌsuːpəˈhjuːmən] adjsovrumano/a

superhuman

(suːpəˈhjuːmən) adjective
divine, or beyond what is human. superhuman powers; a man of superhuman strength.
References in classic literature ?
But however prolonged and exhausting the chase, the harpooneer is expected to pull his oar meanwhile to the uttermost; indeed, he is expected to set an example of superhuman activity to the rest, not only by incredible rowing, but by repeated loud and intrepid exclamations; and what it is to keep shouting at the top of one's compass, while all the other muscles are strained and half started --what that is none know but those who have tried it.
He was caught between fire and water; he made a superhuman effort, the effort of a counterfeiter of money who is on the point of being boiled, and who seeks to escape.
There remained nothing more but to see the heroes of this superhuman enterprise.
In silence the three men followed the new trail, all puzzled beyond measure to account for the death of Number One at the hands of what must have been a creature of superhuman strength.
The shock to my already overstrained nervous system was terrible in the extreme, and with a superhuman effort I strove to break my awful bonds.
Note well, though, that Herrera's preoccupation throughout that day and night of superhuman strain is always for the Master's bodily health and comfort.
In fact, it was to be but the first of a long series of superhuman expeditions.
There was a light in his eyes as they looked at her which transfigured his face to something superhuman and devilish.
Then they saw her stoop down, and once more with that almost superhuman strength which seemed to belong to her for those few moments, she lifted the strange object who lay cowering there, high above her head.
A superhuman joy expanded the old man's eyes, which were raised towards heaven with an expression of infinite gratitude.
By dint of superhuman effort, and putting such a seal upon their lips as never mortals put before, the two girls succeeded in keeping their wonderful news to themselves; although it was obvious to all beholders that they were in an extraordinary and abnormal state of mind.
Robin seized the big fellow with almost superhuman strength.