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Definitions for superhuman
ˌsu pərˈhyu mən; often -ˈyu-su·per·hu·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. superhumanadjective

    above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance

    "superhuman beings"; "superhuman strength"; "soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery"


  1. superhumannoun

    A human being with remarkable abilities.

  2. superhumannoun

    A fictional human being with superpowers.

  3. superhumanadjective

    Beyond what is possible for a human being.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Superhumanadjective

    Above the nature or power of man.

    Etymology: super and humanus, Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Superhumanadjective

    above or beyond what is human; sometimes, divine; as, superhuman strength; superhuman wisdom


  1. Superhuman

    Superhuman can mean an improved human, for example, by genetic modification, cybernetic implants, or as what humans might evolve into, in the near or distant future. Occasionally, it could mean an otherwise "normal" human with unusual abilities, such as psychic abilities, flying abilities, unimaginable strength or exceptional proficiency at something, far beyond the normal. Superhuman can also mean something that is not human, but considered to be "superior" to humans in some ways. A robot that easily passed the Turing test, and could do some things humans cannot, could be considered superhuman. A very intelligent or strong alien could be considered superhuman. In its most basic sense it means anything beyond human capabilities, e.g. a tiger may be described as having "superhuman strength".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Superhuman

    sū-pėr-hū′man, adj. above what is human: divine.—n. Superhuman′ity.—adv. Superhū′manly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of superhuman in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of superhuman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of superhuman in a Sentence

  1. Tobias Harris:

    In this space, you’re depicted as superhuman, not really supposed to have feelings or go through anything, i think we have to really understand he’s human first. And you know, if he’s going through something at this time, we have to respect that.

  2. Erica Richards:

    There's been this narrative historically that [ Black women ] can take on a lot of stress, you work, take care of families, kids, communities and that you're superhuman in some way.

  3. John Keats, Letter to James Rice, Feb 1820:

    I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives.

  4. Florida State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton:

    ( Todashev) went down, but Ibragim Todashev was not incapacitated. Ibragim Todashev came up again in an aggressive manner, and the officer then fired the second volley of three or four shots. Which at that point essentially incapacitated Ibragim Todashev, it would seem almost superhuman, but everything that we have learned in the investigation would show an individual who has a great deal of tolerance of pain and would more or less fight beyond it.

  5. Kedar Joshi:

    There is only one real computer - the universe - whose hardware is made up of non-spatial states of consciousness and software is made up of superhuman as well as non-superhuman thoughts.

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