superstitious notion

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Noun1.superstitious notion - an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fearsuperstitious notion - an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
belief - any cognitive content held as true
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Marriages among these unfortunate creatures are not forbidden by law, and in this district they are protected by superstitious notions, of whose power I had no conception--superstitions which I blamed at first, and afterwards came to admire.
Though Mabanckou shares the public fear of the hospital brought on by the peculiar morgue director, he is further dissuaded by a superstitious notion. His uncle, along with two additional relatives, died in the room his cousin is residing in shortly after their admission.
Many objections to the idea of life after death, says Carter, stem from classical physics: the materialist argument that "all events have a physical cause." By extension, the materialist view also holds that there is no such thing as consciousness or free will; an objective description of consciousness is merely "the movement of particles taking place in one's brain." Other objections stem from a mindset that regards survival after death as a religious or superstitious notion rather than as a possibility supported by the findings of quantum physics.