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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.


  1. Superhuman

    Superhuman (Korean: 슈퍼휴언) is a song recorded by South Korean boy band NCT 127, the Seoul-based sub-unit of SM Entertainment's project boy group NCT (band). It was released on May 24, 2019, by SM Entertainment as the lead single from the group's fourth extended play, We Are Superhuman. The song's music video is the group's most viewed online music video within 24 hours to date, having garnered 3,122,692 views within its first day of release.


  1. superhuman

    Superhuman refers to an individual or characteristics that exceed or transcend normal human capabilities or limitations, through either supernatural means, advanced technology, or extraordinary talent or skill. It often refers to abilities beyond what is physically or mentally possible for a human. This term is frequently used in science fiction, fantasy and comic literature to describe fictional characters like superheroes.

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. American Trayvon Bromell:

    I have always had confidence, at the end of the day if you cut our skin, we all bleed red. Nobody is Superman, nobody is superhuman.

  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. David Bowie:

    David, you were mortal, but your potential was superhuman and your remarkable music is living on.

  5. Eric Ambler:

    For the skeptic there remains only one consolation if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.

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