superstitious


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su·per·sti·tious

 (so͞o′pər-stĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Inclined to believe in superstition.
2. Of, characterized by, or proceeding from superstition.

su′per·sti′tious·ly adv.
su′per·sti′tious·ness n.

superstitious

(ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃəs)
adj
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) disposed to believe in superstition
2. of or relating to superstition
ˌsuperˈstitiously adv
ˌsuperˈstitiousness n

su•per•sti•tious

(ˌsu pərˈstɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. characterized by or proceeding from superstition: superstitious fears.
2. of or connected with superstition: superstitious tales.
3. believing in or full of superstition.
[1350–1400; < Latin superstitiōsus=superstiti(ō) superstition + -ōsus -ous]
su`per•sti′tious•ly, adv.
su`per•sti′tious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.superstitious - showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance; "finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin"
irrational - not consistent with or using reason; "irrational fears"; "irrational animals"

superstitious

adjective
1. prone to superstition, naive, gullible Jean was superstitious and believed that green brought bad luck.
2. irrational, unfounded, groundless, unprovable, mythical A wave of superstitious fear spread among the townspeople.
Translations
خُرافيخُرَافِيّ
pověrčivý
overtroisk
taikauskoinen
praznovjeransujevjeran
babonás
hjátrúarfullur
迷信的な
미신적인
poverčivý
vraževeren
vidskeplig
ซึ่งเชื่อโชคลาง
mê tín

superstitious

[ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃəs] ADJsupersticioso
to be superstitious about sthser supersticioso con respecto a algo

superstitious

[ˌsuːpərˈstɪʃəs] adj [person, beliefs, practices] → superstitieux/euse
to be superstitious about sth → penser que qch porte malheur

superstitious

adjabergläubisch; superstitious beliefAberglaube m; to be superstitious about somethingin Bezug auf etw (acc)abergläubisch sein

superstitious

[ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃəs] adjsuperstizioso/a

superstition

(suːpəˈstiʃən) noun
1. (the state of fear and ignorance resulting from) the belief in magic, witchcraft and other things that cannot he explained by reason.
2. an example of this type of belief. There is an old superstition that those who marry in May will have bad luck.
ˌsuperˈstitious adjective
superstitious beliefs; She has always been very superstitious.
ˌsuperˈstitiously adverb

superstitious

خُرَافِيّ pověrčivý overtroisk abergläubisch προληπτικός supersticioso taikauskoinen superstitieux praznovjeran superstizioso 迷信的な 미신적인 bijgelovig overtroisk przesądny supersticioso суеверный vidskeplig ซึ่งเชื่อโชคลาง batıl inançları olan mê tín 迷信的

superstitious

a. supersticioso-a.
References in classic literature ?
Besides, I am extremely superstitious, sufficiently so to respect medicine, anyway (I am well-educated enough not to be superstitious, but I am superstitious).
Lions have a superstitious terror of my voice," answered the Cock, proudly.
It has its own effect upon the most incredulous; and far from being incredulous, Mazarin was superstitious.
The Russian was attempting to make travel as difficult as possible for him by turning the natives against him in superstitious fear.
Then Mbonga emerged, a look of mingled wrath and superstitious fear writ upon his hideous countenance.
The disposition which she had herself felt on the previous night, to attach a superstitious importance to the words that Clara had spoken in the trance, had vanished with the return of the morning.
As the cavalcade left the court of the monastery, an incident happened somewhat alarming to, the Saxons, who, of all people of Europe, were most addicted to a superstitious observance of omens, and to whose opinions can be traced most of those notions upon such subjects, still to be found among our popular antiquities.
Cassy had always kept over Legree the kind of influence that a strong, impassioned woman can ever keep over the most brutal man; but, of late, she had grown more and more irritable and restless, under the hideous yoke of her servitude, and her irritability, at times, broke out into raving insanity; and this liability made her a sort of object of dread to Legree, who had that superstitious horror of insane persons which is common to coarse and uninstructed minds.
Francine's belief in the ghost was too sincerely superstitious to be shaken: she started up in bed.
He was not, in any sense of the term, a superstitious man.
In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
Besides, the old man well knew that to steer by transpointed needles, though clumsily practicable, was not a thing to be passed over by superstitious sailors, without some shudderings and evil portents.