Supernatural vs Shadowy - What's the difference?

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Supernatural is a related term of shadowy.


As adjectives the difference between supernatural and shadowy

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 shadowy is in shadow; darkened by shadows.

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."

    shadowy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • In shadow; darkened by shadows.
  • He sat in a shadowy corner.
  • (of character) Dark, obscure.
  • He was a shadowy man who rarely spoke.
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