Above nature; that which is beyond or added to nature, often so considered because it is given by God or some force beyond that which humans are born with. In Roman Catholic theology, sanctifying grace is considered to be a supernatural addition to human nature.
Not of the usual; not natural; altered by forces that are not understood fully if at all.
Neither visible nor measurable.
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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.
supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
"She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
"supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
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The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it.
The needles are kept on for a reason, it's supernatural, I say.
If a supernatural power tries to make you a saint or an emperor, refuse it, because the greatest beauty of life hides in having no position whatsoever! Positionless is the best position!
There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.
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- خارق للعادةArabic
- surnaturel, surnaturelle, extraordinaireFrench
- os-nàdarrachScottish Gaelic
- különös, természetfHungarian
- soprannaturale, sovrannaturaleItalian
- divinus, supernaturalisLatin
- сверхъестественный, сверхъестественноеRussian
- natprírodan, nadprirodan, nadnárāvanSerbo-Croatian
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