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SUPERNATURAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does supernatural mean? 

SUPERNATURAL (noun)
  The noun SUPERNATURAL has 1 sense:

1. supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

  Familiarity information: SUPERNATURAL used as a noun is very rare.


SUPERNATURAL (adjective)
  The adjective SUPERNATURAL has 1 sense:

1. not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material

  Familiarity information: SUPERNATURAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPERNATURAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

occult; supernatural

Context example:

She doesn't believe in the supernatural

Hypernyms ("supernatural" is a kind of...):

causal agency; causal agent; cause (any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results)

Meronyms (parts of "supernatural"):

theurgy (the effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs)

Destiny; Fate (the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman))

Meronyms (members of "supernatural"):

spiritual being; supernatural being (an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events)


SUPERNATURAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material

Context example:

supernatural forces and occurrences and beings

Similar:

necromantic (given to or produced by or used in the art of conjuring up the dead)

nonnatural; otherworldly; preternatural; transcendental (existing outside of or not in accordance with nature)

talismanic (possessing or believed to possess magic power especially protective power)

transmundane (existing or extending beyond the physical world)

witchlike (being or having the character of witchcraft)

metaphysical (without material form or substance)

marvellous; marvelous; miraculous (being or having the character of a miracle)

charming; magic; magical; sorcerous; witching; wizard; wizardly (possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers)

elfin; fey (suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness)

eldritch; uncanny; unearthly; weird (suggesting the operation of supernatural influences)

eerie (suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious)

apparitional; ghostlike; ghostly; phantasmal; spectral; spiritual (resembling or characteristic of a phantom)

Also:

unreal (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria)

Antonym:

natural (existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical)


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