superstitiously


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.superstitiously - in a superstitious manner; "superstitiously he refused to travel on Friday the 13th"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
بصورةٍ خُرافِيَّه
pověrčivě
babonásan
á hjátrúarfullan hátt
poverčivo
boş şeylere inanarak

superstitiously

[ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃəslɪ] ADVsupersticiosamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

superstitiously

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

superstitiously

[ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃəslɪ] advsuperstiziosamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
But once Tashtego's senior, an old Gay-Head Indian among the crew, superstitiously asserted that not till he was full forty years old did Ahab become that way branded, and then it came upon him, not in the fury of any mortal fray, but in an elemental strife at sea.
She seemed to be in depressed spirits; and she spoke superstitiously, for the first time in Cecilia's experience of her.
"To know the truth--to accept without bitterness"-- those, perhaps, were the most articulate of her utterances, for no one could have made head or tail of the queer gibberish murmured in front of the statue of Francis, Duke of Bedford, save that the name of Ralph occurred frequently in very strange connections, as if, having spoken it, she wished, superstitiously, to cancel it by adding some other word that robbed the sentence with his name in it of any meaning.
In the light of this new revelation Latin literature, also, which had never ceased to be almost superstitiously studied, took on a far greater human significance.
Later on, when he recalled that time and all that happened to him during those days, minute by minute, point by point, he was superstitiously impressed by one circumstance, which, though in itself not very exceptional, always seemed to him afterwards the predestined turning-point of his fate.
I really did not expect any Grace to answer; for the laugh was as tragic, as preternatural a laugh as any I ever heard; and, but that it was high noon, and that no circumstance of ghostliness accompanied the curious cachinnation; but that neither scene nor season favoured fear, I should have been superstitiously afraid.
As long as it lasted I made use of it to minute down the days of the month on which any remarkable thing happened to me; and first, by casting up times past, I remembered that there was a strange concurrence of days in the various providences which befell me, and which, if I had been superstitiously inclined to observe days as fatal or fortunate, I might have had reason to have looked upon with a great deal of curiosity.
It only remains to add that in the handle of the flat iron, and opposite the bar, was a very little room like a three-cornered hat, into which no direct ray of sun, moon, or star, ever penetrated, but which was superstitiously regarded as a sanctuary replete with comfort and retirement by gaslight, and on the door of which was therefore painted its alluring name: Cosy.
Miss Wilson rose vigorously, exclaiming: "I will soon let her know whether--" She checked herself, and looked round hastily, superstitiously fancying that Agatha might have stolen into the room unobserved.
Besides, she was superstitiously devoted to them both, more entirely and frankly after her marriage than before it.
The former Ateneo stalwart, however, admitted that the injury gave her quite the jolt because her 'biggest fear is to get injured,' she said, superstitiously knocking on the wooden table at the press room to deflect ill luck.
'In any year that a lot of villagers unusually fell sick, they become scared and superstitiously put up ting mong to protect themselves.