[ soo-per-nach-er-uhl, -nach-ruhl ]
/ ˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl /



Origin of supernatural

From the Medieval Latin word supernātūrālis, dating back to 1520–30. See super-, natural

synonym study for supernatural

1. See miraculous.

OTHER WORDS FROM supernatural Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for supernatural

/ (ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəl, -ˈnætʃərəl) /


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

Derived forms of supernatural

supernaturally, adverbsupernaturalness, noun
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