Supernatural vs Godlike - What's the difference?

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Supernatural is a related term of godlike.


As adjectives the difference between supernatural and godlike

is that supernatural is above nature; that which is beyond or added to nature, often so considered because it is given by a deity or some force beyond that which humans are born with in roman catholic theology, is considered to be a supernatural addition to human nature while godlike is having the characteristics of a god.

As a noun supernatural

is (countable) a supernatural being.

supernatural

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Above nature; that which is beyond or added to nature, often so considered because it is given by a deity or some force beyond that which humans are born with. In Roman Catholic theology, 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.
  • The house is haunted by supernatural forces.
  • Neither visible nor measurable.
  • Synonyms

    * extraordinary, paranormal, preternatural, supranatural, unnatural

    Antonyms

    * ordinary * natural

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) A supernatural being.
  • (uncountable) Supernatural beings and events collectively.
  • * 2012 , Blake Morrison, The Guardian , [http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jul/20/blake-morrison-under-the-witches-spell?INTCMP=SRCH]:
  • Dr Johnson defended Shakespeare's use of the supernatural from the charge of implausibility on the grounds that, "The reality of witchcraft … has in all ages and countries been credited by the common people, and in most by the learned."

    godlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having the characteristics of a god.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1895 , title = , author = H. L. Mencken (translator) , original = Der Antichrist , by = (Friedrich Nietzsche) , section = §48 , passage = Man himself had been his greatest'' blunder; he had created a rival to himself; science makes men ''godlike — it is all up with priests and gods when man becomes scientific! }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , date = 1990-09-01 , title = (The Vor Game) , first = Lois McMaster , last = Bujold , authorlink = Lois McMaster Bujold , publisher = Baen Books , isbn = 9780671720148 , ol = 7663039M , passage = When a normal ensign looked at his commander, he ought to see a godlike being, not a, a... future subordinate. }}
  • * {{quote-video
  • , date = 2001-07-14 , title = , series = (Farscape) , season = 3 , number = 12 , people = (Ben Browder) , role = John Crichton , passage = Godlike' aliens! Man, do I hate '''godlike''' aliens! I'll trade a critter for a ' godlike alien, any day! }}
  • Characteristic of a god.
  • * 1817 , (John Keats), “”:
  • And each imagin'd pinnacle and steep / Of godlike hardship tells me I must die / Like a sick Eagle looking at the sky.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1850 , title = A Few Thoughts for a Young Man , first = Horace , last = Mann , authorlink = Horace Mann , passage = Beneficence is godlike , and he who does most good to his fellow-man is the Master of Masters, and has learned the Art of Arts. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1949 , year_published = 1965 , title = The Time Axis , first = Henry , last = Kuttner , authorlink = Henry Kuttner , ol = 22036162M , passage = It took the combined skills of three great civilizations far apart in time to frame that godlike concept in which the tangible universe itself was only a single factor. }}

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