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Meaning of PRETERNATURAL

Pronunciation:  `preetur'nachurul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  existing outside of or not in accordance with nature; "find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
  2. [adj]  surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel"- George Will
 

PRETERNATURAL is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: extraordinary, nonnatural, otherworldly, supernatural, transcendental
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre`ter*nat"u*ral\ (?; 135), a. [Pref. preter +
natural.]
Beyond of different from what is natural, or according to the
regular course of things, but not clearly supernatural or
miraculous; strange; inexplicable; extraordinary; uncommon;
irregular; abnormal; as, a preternatural appearance; a
preternatural stillness; a preternatural presentation (in
childbirth) or labor.

      This vile and preternatural temper of mind. --South.

Syn: See {Supernatural}.

 

 

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