英 [suːpə'stɪʃəs; sjuː-]
- superstitious (adj.)
- late 14c., "involving faith in supernatural powers or magic; characteristic of pagan religion or false religion," from Anglo-French supersticius, Old French supersticios, or directly from Latin superstitiosus "prophetic; full of dread of the supernatural," from superstitio "prophecy, soothsaying, excessive fear of the gods" (see superstition).
- 1. Jean was extremely superstitious and believed the colour green brought bad luck.
- 2. A wave of superstitious fear spread among the townspeople.
- 3. I'm superstitious about the number 13.
- 4. She is superstitious about spilling salt on the table.
- 5. These superstitious practices should be abolished as soon as possible.
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