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[soo-per-sen-suh-buh l] /ˌsu pərˈsɛn sə bəl/
being above or beyond perception by the senses; beyond the reach of the senses.
Origin of supersensible
First recorded in 1790-1800; super- + sensible
Related forms
supersensibly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • A complete sweep down into the Now is given—the sweep of the supersensible.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • The prophet telling his prophecy is the very Figure of the supersensible.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • They are supersensible, as is the soul, because they are born purely of emotion.

  • They deny the existence of invisible and supersensible things.

  • We know the sensible as well as the supersensible only through faith.

  • For perception can have no conversancy about the absolute since it is supersensible.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
  • They had no knowledge of the supersensible, no suspicion of the ideal.

  • That there is such a supersensible substance, and that the human mind has such hitherto unknown powers, is not easy to admit.

  • So Homer makes the Hero transcend life as it were, during life; and extend his wanderings into the supersensible world.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • We feel in these dark Cimmerian limits his wrestle to pass over to the supersensible by thought.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
British Dictionary definitions for supersensible


imperceptible to or beyond reach of the senses
Derived Forms
supersensibly, adverb
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