[ soo-per-sen-suh-buhl ]
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  1. being above or beyond perception by the senses; beyond the reach of the senses.

Origin of supersensible

First recorded in 1790–1800; super- + sensible

Other words from supersensible

  • su·per·sen·si·bly, adverb

Words Nearby supersensible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use supersensible in a sentence

  • He has more need than his fathers had of those supersensible principles which give order and meaning to sensible facts.

  • 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
  • He has to express himself in images taken from the sensible world, even while pushing them beyond into the supersensible.

    Homer's Odyssey | Denton J. Snider
  • supersensible, sū-pėr-sen′si-bl, adj. above the range of the senses, spiritual.

British Dictionary definitions for supersensible


supersensory (ˌsuːpəˈsɛnsərɪ)

/ (ˌsuːpəˈsɛnsɪbəl) /

  1. imperceptible to or beyond reach of the senses

Derived forms of supersensible

  • supersensibly, adverb

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