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Definition of "superhuman" [su•per•hu•man]

  • Above or beyond the human; preternatural or supernatural. (adjective)
  • Beyond ordinary or normal human ability, power, or experience: "soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery” ( John Reed). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "superhuman" in a sentence
  • "Then, I had applied the term superhuman to it, with an almost instinctive knowledge that the creature was something different from the brute-beast."
  • "A superhuman is just a person with superpowers that is still just a regular person."
  • "A union superhuman is jailed for accidentally killing a boy in a power armour suit."