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Synonyms for preternatural
ˌpri tərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəlpreter·nat·u·ral

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  1. preternaturaladjective

    Beyond or different from what is natural or according to the regular course of things; strange; inexplicable; extraordinary; abnormal.

    Synonyms:
    uncanny

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  1. preternatural

    The supernatural (super, above) is above or superior to the recognized powers of nature; the preternatural (preter, beyond) is aside from or beyond the recognized results or operations of natural law, often in the sense of inauspicious; as, a preternatural gloom. Miraculous is more emphatic and specific than supernatural, as referring to the direct personal intervention of divine power. Some hold that a miracle, as the raising of the dead, is a direct suspension and even violation of natural laws by the fiat of the Creator, and hence is, in the strictest sense, supernatural; others hold that the miracle is simply the calling forth of a power residing in the laws of nature, but not within their ordinary operation, and dependent on a distinct act of God, so that the miraculous might be termed "extranatural," rather than supernatural. All that is beyond human power is superhuman; as, prophecy gives evidence of superhuman knowledge; the word is sometimes applied to remarkable manifestations of human power, surpassing all that is ordinary.

    Synonyms:
    miraculous, superhuman, supernatural

    Antonyms:
    common, commonplace, everyday, natural, ordinary, usual

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. preternatural, uncannyadjective

    surpassing the ordinary or normal

    "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction"

    Synonyms:
    transcendental, eldritch, weird, nonnatural, uncanny, otherworldly, unearthly

    Antonyms:
    ordinary, natural

  2. nonnatural, otherworldly, preternatural, transcendentaladjective

    existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

    "find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley

    Synonyms:
    otherworldly, uncanny, transcendental, nonnatural

    Antonyms:
    natural, ordinary

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. preternaturaladjective

    Synonyms:
    irregular (as being aside from the ordinary course of nature, SUPERNATURAL, abnormal, anomalous, unnatural, inexplicable, strange

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How to use preternatural in a sentence?

  1. Bryan Fuller:

    I see him as Lucifer, a fallen angel, he's magnetic, the character in literature is a meaner human being and capable of great cruelty, but I like how Mads plays him - he has a preternatural quality to him.

  2. Aaron David Miller:

    The President has demonstrated a preternatural risk-aversion when it comes to use of military force and wants to get out of unwinnable old wars and not get into new ones, in contrast, John Bolton has been a hawk on Iran John Bolton entire professional life.


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