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 ?
Most of them shuddered with superstitious dread of what it might portend.
In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
I wonder if we got any fever or that sort of thing up there; it makes one quite superstitious.
There is a tradition, only worth alluding to as lending a tinge of superstitious awe to a scene perhaps gloomy enough without it, that a voice spoke loudly among the guests, the tones of which were like those of old Matthew Maule, the executed wizard,--"God hath given him blood to drink
The bridge became more than ever an object of superstitious awe; and that may be the reason why the road has been altered of late years, so as to approach the church by the border of the mill-pond.
First: The mariner, when drawing nigh the coasts of foreign lands, if by night he hear the roar of breakers, starts to vigilance, and feels just enough of trepidation to sharpen all his faculties; but under precisely similar circumstances, let him be called from his hammock to view his ship sailing through a midnight sea of milky whiteness --as if from encircling headlands shoals of combed white bears were swimming round him, then he feels a silent, superstitious dread; the shrouded phantom of the whitened waters is horrible to him as a real ghost; in vain the lead assures him he is still off soundings; heart and helm they both go down; he never rests till blue water is under him again.
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.
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.
That was the half- conviction that when the nature of my proposed calamity should be reported to those superstitious people, it would have such an effect that they would want to compromise.
She judged that if he came home alive the superstitious peasants would tell him about the ghost that sang in the cave, and that as soon as they described the ballad he would know that none but he and she knew that song, therefore he would suspect that she was alive, and would come and find her.
I may be deemed superstitious, and even egotisti- cal, in regarding this event as a special interposition of divine Providence in my favor.
I was superstitious about dreams then, and am still; and Catherine had an unusual gloom in her aspect, that made me dread something from which I might shape a prophecy, and foresee a fearful catastrophe.