Speaking of the superstitiousness of the Italians, he said that they universally believe in the influence of the evil eye.
What a fine omen for her profound mysticism and superstitiousness!
There was also a poetical and religious element in the woman's composition which very well accorded with her superstitiousness.
Whatever was spoken of he would bring round to the superstitiousness of old maids, or the petting and spoiling of children.
First of these qualities, superstitiousness, may be ascribed in large measure to geographical isolation.
late 14c., from Old French superstitieux, from Latin superstitiosus, from superstitionem (nominative superstitio) "prophecy, soothsaying, excessive fear of the gods," perhaps originally "state of religious exaltation," related to superstes (genitive superstitis) "standing over or above," also "standing by, surviving," from superstare "stand on or over, survive," from super "above" (see super-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). There are many theories for the Latin sense development, but none has yet triumphed.