Definition of Superstitious

1. Adjective. Showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance. "Finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin"

Similar to: Irrational
Derivative terms: Superstition



Definition of Superstitious

1. a. Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances.

Definition of Superstitious

1. Adjective. Susceptible to superstitions. ¹

2. Adjective. Arising from or having the character of superstitions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superstitious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superstitious

superstation
superstations
superstatistical
superstatistics
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superstimulating
superstimuli
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superstition
superstitionist
superstitionists
superstitionless
superstitions
superstitious (current term)
superstitious notion
superstitiously
superstitiousness
superstock
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superstore
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superstorm
superstorms
superstrain
superstrains
superstrata
superstrate
superstrated

Literary usage of Superstitious

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"But it has been held that the act has not validated bequests for requiem Masses, that the law still regards them as "superstitious" (West v. ..."

2. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1835)
"... OP GUILT IN superstitious AGES. The strange trials to which those suspected of guilt were put in the middle ages, conducted with many devout ceremonies, ..."

3. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli (1864)
"TRIALS AND PROOFS OF GUILT IN superstitious AGES. THE strange trials to which those suspected of guilt were put in the middle ages, conducted with many ..."

4. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1839)
"I opened to them the rise of those houses; and their superstitious ways; shewing them, that as the end of the apostles going into the temple and synagogues, ..."

5. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"TWO ORDINANCES Of THE LORDS AND COMMONS ASSEMBLED IN PARLIAMENT, For the speedy demolishing of all organs, images, and all manner of superstitious monuments ..."

6. The Conversion of the Roman Empire: The Boyle Lectures for the Year 1864 by Charles Merivale (1864)
"Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. THERE is no need on the ..."

7. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"But it will be superstitious and unlawful, if letters are brought in, or names, or any other vain observances, which manifestly have no natural efficiency ..."

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