superhuman

[soo-per-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo-]
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adjective
  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.

Origin of superhuman

From the New Latin word superhūmānus, dating back to 1625–35. See super-, human
Related formssu·per·hu·man·i·ty [soo-per-hyoo-man-i-tee or, often, -yoo-] /ˌsu pər hyuˈmæn ɪ ti or, often, -yu-/, su·per·hu·man·ness, nounsu·per·hu·man·ly, adverb
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superhuman

adjective
  1. having powers above and beyond those of mankind
  2. exceeding normal human ability or experience
Derived Formssuperhumanity or superhumanness, nounsuperhumanly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for superhuman
adj.

1630s, from Medieval Latin superhumanus; see super- + human (adj.).

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