- going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
- superior or supreme.
- Theology. (of the Deity) transcending the universe, time, etc.Compare immanent(def 3).
Origin of transcendent
Related Words for transcendentfantastic, abstract, otherworldly, supernatural, ultimate, sublime, absolute, accomplished, boundless, consummate, entire, eternal, finished, hypothetical, ideal, incomparable, infinite, innate, intact, intellectual
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Contemporary Examples of transcendent
A Europe which is no longer open to the transcendent dimension of life is a Europe which risks slowly losing its own soul.Pope’s Blistering Attack on ‘Haggard’ Europe
November 26, 2014
We should play the role and realize that we are transcendent of it, and playing into it.Joseph Campbell on the Roots of Halloween
October 31, 2014
While he was in a coma for seven days, his consciousness entered a series of transcendent realms.Eben Alexander Has a GPS for Heaven
October 8, 2014
Scientists believe this is the basis of transcendent states of consciousness.Drums Aren’t Just for Music: They’re Therapy, Too
July 21, 2014
Chi, like Samantha (Scarlett Johannson), ends up becoming a transcendent being that threatens her relationship with a human.Hollywood Sci-Fi Films Are Ripping Off Anime
April 18, 2014
Historical Examples of transcendent
But, after all, I hope I shall be enabled to be honest to a merit so transcendent.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
Our town, as may be imagined, buzzed with transcendent gossip on the morrow.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Also he sometimes supposes that God is immanent in the world, sometimes that he is transcendent.Timaeus
Society is sure to slander a woman of transcendent beauty and intellect.An Outcast
F. Colburn Adams
This is one of the transcendent issues involved in this contest.
- exceeding or surpassing in degree or excellence
- (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
- (of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
- beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
- theol (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
- free from the limitations inherent in matter
- philosophy a transcendent thing
mid-15c., from Latin transcendentem, present participle of transcendere (see transcend).