[ soo-per-stish-uh s ]
/ ˌsu pərˈstɪʃ əs /


of the nature of, characterized by, or proceeding from superstition: superstitious fears.
pertaining to or connected with superstition: superstitious legends.
believing in, full of, or influenced by superstition.

Origin of superstitious

1350–1400; Middle English supersticious < Latin superstitiōsus, equivalent to superstiti(ō) superstition + -ōsus -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM superstitious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for superstitious

/ (ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃəs) /


disposed to believe in superstition
of or relating to superstition

Derived forms of superstitious

superstitiously, adverbsuperstitiousness, noun
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