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Definitions for superstitious
ˌsu pərˈstɪʃ əssu·per·sti·tious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. superstitiousadjective

    showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance

    "finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin"

Wiktionary

  1. superstitiousadjective

    Susceptible to superstitions.

    Etymology: superstitieux, from superstitiosus, from superstitionem, accusative singular of superstitio.

  2. superstitiousadjective

    Arising from or having the character of superstitions.

    Etymology: superstitieux, from superstitiosus, from superstitionem, accusative singular of superstitio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Superstitiousadjective

    of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances

    Etymology: [F. superstitieux, L. superstitiosus.]

  2. Superstitiousadjective

    evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion

    Etymology: [F. superstitieux, L. superstitiosus.]

  3. Superstitiousadjective

    overexact; scrupulous beyond need

    Etymology: [F. superstitieux, L. superstitiosus.]

Freebase

  1. Superstitious

    "Superstitious" is a 1988 single released by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was the first single released from the album Out of This World. It charted at #31 in the Billboard Hot 100, #9 at the Mainstream Rock Tracks and #34 in the UK Singles Chart. The video for "Superstitious" was filmed at an old castle on Long Island, New York. When performing the song live on tour in 1990-92, Europe included a part of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" in the middle of the song.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of superstitious in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of superstitious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of superstitious in a Sentence

  1. Rigsby:

    - We're precious yet we have a superstitious way of being rambunctious!

  2. Stephen King:

    His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path.

  3. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.:

    We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.

  4. Boris Johnson:

    The UK generally has a great record on fighting measles, but for the first time we're suddenly going in the wrong direction, i'm afraid people have just been listening to that superstitious mumbo-jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff, and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea. That's wrong, please get your kids vaccinated.

  5. Toni Morrison:

    I also wanted to use black folklore, the magic and superstitious part of it, black people believe in magic. Once a woman asked me, Do you believe in ghosts ? I said,' Yes. Do you believe in germs ?' It's part of our heritage.

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