- of, relating to, or being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by natural law or phenomena; abnormal.
- of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or attributed to God or a deity.
- of a superlative degree; preternatural: a missile of supernatural speed.
- of, relating to, or attributed to ghosts, goblins, or other unearthly beings; eerie; occult.
- a being, place, object, occurrence, etc., considered as supernatural or of supernatural origin; that which is supernatural, or outside the natural order.
- behavior supposedly caused by the intervention of supernatural beings.
- direct influence or action of a deity on earthly affairs.
- the supernatural,
- supernatural beings, behavior, and occurrences collectively.
- supernatural forces and the supernatural plane of existence: a deep fear of the supernatural.
Origin of supernatural
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Examples from the Web for supernaturally
The first is Cuomo's supernaturally precise sense of melody.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary
May 10, 2014
And a woman must have been supernaturally thin to achieve the feat at that moment.In a Little Town
The coffin was opened, and the body uncovered, supernaturally.The Churches and Modern Thought
She was spotlessly clean, and everything about her was supernaturally neat.Greifenstein
F. Marion Crawford
They seemed to sink into the earth, and then slowly and supernaturally to emerge.Lothair
There are men whose wits are supernaturally quickened by danger.The Prince of India, Volume II
- of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws
- characteristic of or caused by or as if by a god; miraculous
- of, involving, or ascribed to occult beings
- exceeding the ordinary; abnormal
- the supernatural supernatural forces, occurrences, and beings collectively or their realm
Word Origin and History for supernaturally
early 15c. "above nature, transcending nature, belonging to a higher realm," from Medieval Latin supernaturalis "above or beyond nature," from Latin super "above" (see super-) + natura "nature" (see nature). Originally with more of a religious sense, "of or given by God, divine; heavenly;" association with ghosts, etc., has predominated since c.1799.
1580s, from supernatural (adj.).