Pre·ter·nat·u·ral a. 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.
adj 1: surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural
affability there is some acid and some steel"- George
2: existing outside of or not in accordance with nature; "find
transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
[syn: nonnatural, otherworldly, transcendental]