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 ?
Nearly frantic with disappointment, Uncas and Heyward increased efforts that already seemed superhuman, and they issued from the cavern on the side of the mountain, in time to note the route of the pursued.
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.
It was born of the fact that all the nation knew that this was not to be a duel between mere men, so to speak, but a duel between two mighty magicians; a duel not of muscle but of mind, not of human skill but of superhuman art and craft; a final struggle for supremacy between the two master en- chanters of the age.
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.
Micawber violently gesticulating with his pocket-handkerchief, and fairly striking out from time to time with both arms, as if he were swimming under superhuman difficulties.
I should have been merely superhuman had I been able to control the expression of surprise which convulsed my countenance at the sound of that most significant name.
Those who heard her say that her voice, in these passages, was seraphic; but this was nothing to the superhuman notes that she gave forth in the prison scene and the final trio in FAUST, which she sang in the place of La Carlotta, who was ill.
Robin seized the big fellow with almost superhuman strength.
If you ask me what kind of wisdom, I reply, wisdom such as may perhaps be attained by man, for to that extent I am inclined to believe that I am wise; whereas the persons of whom I was speaking have a superhuman wisdom which I may fail to describe, because I have it not myself; and he who says that I have, speaks falsely, and is taking away my character.
As if in the superhuman energy of his utterance there had been found the potency of a spell--the huge antique panels to which the speaker pointed, threw slowly back, upon the instant, their ponderous and ebony jaws.
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.
He worked his legs beneath him and came to his knees, and then, by superhuman effort, rose to his feet.