transcendent [tran-sen-duh nt] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for transcendent on Thesaurus.com adjective
- going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
- superior or supreme.
- Theology. (of the Deity) transcending the universe, time, etc.Compare immanent(def 3).
Origin of transcendent 1575–85; Latin trānscendent- (stem of trānscendēns), present participle of trānscendere. See transcend, -ent Related formstran·scend·ent·ly, adverbtran·scend·ent·ness, nounsu·per·tran·scend·ent, adjectivesu·per·tran·scend·ent·ly, adverbsu·per·tran·scend·ent·ness, nounun·tran·scend·ent, adjective Related Words for transcendent fantastic, abstract, otherworldly, supernatural, ultimate, sublime, absolute, accomplished, boundless, consummate, entire, eternal, finished, hypothetical, ideal, incomparable, infinite, innate, intact, intellectual Examples from the Web for transcendent Contemporary Examples of transcendent
A Europe which is no longer open to the transcendent dimension of life is a Europe which risks slowly losing its own soul.
November 26, 2014
We should play the role and realize that we are transcendent of it, and playing into it.
October 31, 2014
While he was in a coma for seven days, his consciousness entered a series of transcendent realms.
October 8, 2014
Scientists believe this is the basis of transcendent states of consciousness.
July 21, 2014
Chi, like Samantha (Scarlett Johannson), ends up becoming a transcendent being that threatens her relationship with a human.
April 18, 2014
Historical Examples of transcendent
But, after all, I hope I shall be enabled to be honest to a merit so transcendent.
Our town, as may be imagined, buzzed with transcendent gossip on the morrow.
Harry Leon Wilson
Also he sometimes supposes that God is immanent in the world, sometimes that he is transcendent.
Society is sure to slander a woman of transcendent beauty and intellect.
F. Colburn Adams
This is one of the transcendent issues involved in this contest.
British Dictionary definitions for transcendent transcendent adjective
- exceeding or surpassing in degree or excellence
- (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
- (of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
- beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
- theol (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
- free from the limitations inherent in matter
- philosophy a transcendent thing
Derived Formstranscendence or transcendency, nountranscendently, adverbtranscendentness, noun Word Origin and History for transcendent adj.
mid-15c., from Latin transcendentem, present participle of transcendere (see transcend).