Preternaturalness Pre`ter*nat"u*ral*ness, n. The quality or state of being preternatural. [1913 Webster]

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  • preternaturalness — noun see preternatural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preternaturalness — See preternaturalism. * * * …   Universalium

  • preternaturalness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being abnormal: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, anomaly, deviance, deviancy, deviation, irregularity, unnaturalness. See GOOD, USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • preternaturalness — pre·ter·nat·u·ral·ness …   English syllables

  • preternaturalness — noun see preternatural * * * preternatˈuralness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑preternatural …   Useful english dictionary

  • Preternaturality — Pre ter*nat u*ral i*ty, n. Preternaturalness. [R.] Dr. John Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preternatural — adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin praeternaturalis, from Latin praeter naturam beyond nature Date: 1580 1. existing outside of nature 2. exceeding what is natural or regular ; extraordinary < wits trained to preternatural acuteness by the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preternatural — preternaturalism, preternaturality /pree teuhr nach euh ral i tee/, preternaturalness, n. preternaturally, adv. /pree teuhr nach euhr euhl, nach reuhl/, adj. 1. out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal: preternatural powers.… …   Universalium

  • aberration — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. deviation, variation, distortion, disorientation; aberrance, insanity; error. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Deviation] Syn. irregularity, lapse, wandering; see difference 2 . 2. [Abnormality] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • anomaly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. abnormality, exception (See unconformity). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. peculiarity, aberration, exception, oddity; see exception 2 , freak 2 , irregularity 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY… …   English dictionary for students

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