preternatural

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pre·ter·nat·u·ral

 (prē′tər-năch′ər-əl, -năch′rəl)
adj.
1. Surpassing what is normal or usual; extraordinary: "Below his preternatural affability there is some acid and steel" (George F. Will).
2. Transcending the natural or material order; supernatural.

[Medieval Latin praeternātūrālis, from Latin praeter nātūrām, beyond nature : praeter, beyond; see preterite + nātūra, nature; see nature.]

pre′ter·nat′u·ral·ism n.
pre′ter·nat′u·ral·ly adv.
pre′ter·nat′u·ral·ness n.

preternatural

(ˌpriːtəˈnætʃrəl)
adj
1. beyond what is ordinarily found in nature; abnormal
2. another word for supernatural
[C16: from Medieval Latin praeternātūrālis, from Latin praeter natūram beyond the scope of nature]
ˌpreterˈnaturally adv
ˌpreterˈnaturalism n
ˌpreterˈnaturalness, ˌpreterˌnatuˈrality n

pre•ter•nat•u•ral

(ˌpri tərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl)

adj.
1. existing or occurring out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal; extraordinary: preternatural powers.
2. being outside of nature; supernatural.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin praeternātūrālis, adj. based on Latin phrase praeter nātūram beyond nature. See preter-, natural]
pre`ter•nat′u•ral•ly, adv.
syn: See miraculous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preternatural - surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
2.preternatural - existing outside of or not in accordance with naturepreternatural - existing outside of or not in accordance with nature; "find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

preternatural

adjective
2. Greatly exceeding or departing from the normal course of nature:
3. Of, coming from, or relating to forces or beings that exist outside the natural world:
Translations
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preternatural

[ˌpriːtəˈnætʃrəl] ADJpreternatural

preternatural

[ˌpriːtərˈnætʃərəl] adjsurnaturel(le)

preternatural

adj
(= supernatural)übernatürlich
(= abnormal, exceptional)außergewöhnlich

preternatural

[ˌpriːtəˈnætʃrəl] adj (frm) → soprannaturale