superstitiousness


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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.
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Translations

superstitiousness

nAberglaube m, → Abergläubigkeit f
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References in classic literature ?
With memories like these in him, and, moreover, given to a certain superstitiousness, as has been said; the courage of this Starbuck which could, nevertheless, still flourish, must indeed have been extreme.
Whatever was spoken of he would bring round to the superstitiousness of old maids, or the petting and spoiling of children.
He then privileged superstitiousness and backward conceptions.
(5) The anti-Christian movements vehemently attacked Christian communities, especially accusing Chinese Christian missionaries of being in collusion with Western imperialism and criticizing China's superstitiousness that only underscored China's backwardness.
The writer of the article comments on the superstitiousness of the peasantry, and on the threat of 'servile war' and the dangers of ignorance, which he blames on the elite's reluctance to forward the cause of education.
(2.) A fourth type we can add is superstitiousness, which early psychologists, like modern psychologists, would have considered a type of delusional thinking.
In my view parapsychology should properly distance itself from the kinds of topic that feature in Tobacyk's Paranormal Belief Scale (including astrology and UFOlogy) and thereby deny the relevance of much of the research on correlates of paranormal belief, which has been based on such flimsy measures of superstitiousness. At the same time, Irwin argues against the inclusion of mystical and occult practices such as Tarot, I Ching, and magic in the sense of spell-casting.
A student of--among others--Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva (he knew their poetic superstitiousness), he knew the conversation they had during their one and only meeting.
In juxtaposing the failed tyranny of the Inquisition with the people's failure to "keep faith" with their own superstitiousness, the story suggests that both of these legacies of the past were, inevitably, meant to be overcome.
--"odd beliefs" and "magical thinking," which influence the behavior and are "inconsistent with sub-cultural norms"; among the "usual" norms of a "sub-culture" are counted "superstitiousness," the "belief in clairvoyance," "telepathy," or the "sixth sense," etc.