teric, unknown; eerie, weird, strange, uncanny, bizarre.
5. impenetrable, incomprehensible, uncomprehensi-ble, inapprehensible, past or beyond comprehension or understanding, unknowable, incognizable, incognosci-ble, unfathomable, inscrutable; unaccountable, inexplicable, unexplainable, indescribable, ineffable, unutterable, unspeakable.
-n. 6. supernaturalism, supranaturalism, preter-naturalism, transcendentalism; unearthliness, otherworldliness, eerieness; the occult, the mystical, the supersensible.
supersede, v. 1. supplant, displace, succeed; oust, subvert, cut out, expel; dethrone, unseat, take over, usurp; replace, take the place of, change places with; substitute for, act for, fill in for, relieve, pinch-hit, stand in the stead of, stand in the shoes of, represent.
2. void, Law. avoid, declare or render null and void, annul, nullify, disannul; quash, invalidate, vitiate, vacate, disenact, disestablish; cancel, discharge, set aside, neutralize; suspend, Law. nol-pros, stop, cease, discontinue, break off; countermand, counterorder, overrule, override; negate, veto.
3. revoke, rescind, abrogate, reverse, repeal, abolish; recant, retract, withdraw, take back, undo, unmake, recall; renounce, relinquish, repudiate, abjure, forswear, abnegate; disavow, disclaim, disown, deny.
4. discard, dismiss, cast aside, abandon, throw out, dispose of; obsolesce, put into disuse, shelve, table, obviate, render unnecessary.
superstition, n. 1. blind belief, warped notion, fallacy, mare's nest; illusion, delusion, mote in the eye; prejudice, prepossession, fanaticism; irrational fear, belief in omens, obsession; myth, fable, old wives' tale.
2. evil eye, It. male occhio; hobgoblin, bogy; werewolf, Fr. loup-garow, amulet, talisman, charm, periapt.
3. sorcery, occult art, black magic, necromancy, powwow, witchcraft, black art, thaumaturgy, demonolo-gy, diablerie, fetishism, voodoo, hoodoo, shamanism, vampirism; conjuration, incantation, abracadabra, hocus-pocus, mumbo jumbo.
superstitious, adj. ungrounded, groundless, unreal, unsubstantial, untrue, false, refuted, disproven; apocryphal, fallacious, erroneous; illusory, delusive; magical, incantatory; fetishistic, talismanic; fearful, apprehensive, obsessed, fanatical, zealous.
supervise, v. oversee, administer, orchestrate, quarterback, Inf. call the plays, run the show; make the decisions, dispose, direct, pilot, steer, guide, advise; see to, look after, watch over, protect, care for, be in custody of; manage, superintend, run, operate, be on duty, handle; boss, be master over, dominate, domineer, ride herd on, Inf. keep tabs on; command, take charge, wield one's power or authority; preside over, control, have control over, regulate, rule, govern, be on top of, be master of; be in command, be in the driver's seat or saddle, wear the pants or trousers, Inf be where the buck stops.
supervision, n. oversight, direction, management, regulation, control, command, superintendence; ministration, ministry, administration, government, governance; dominion, jurisdiction; guidance, pilotage, tutelage, surveillance, watchful care; care, custody, charge, keeping, ward, hands; auspices, protection, protectorship, guardianship, stewardship, patronage.
supervisor, n. overseer, director, manager, line manager, foreman, fugleman, Inf super; overlooker, overman, headman, boss, Inf. bossman, U.S. Inf. straw boss, gang boss, SI. the man. Inf. honcho, Inf. head honcho, Brit, gaffer; pilot, skipper, helmsman, man at the wheel; master, commander, overlord, taskmaster; administrator, executive, bureaucrat, functionary, official, marshal, officer, inspector; president, head, headmaster, chief, principal; governor, regent, dean, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson; provost, monitor, proctor, captain; guide, advisor, counselor.