superstitious

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

adjective

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.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of superstitious

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

OTHER WORDS FROM superstitious

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for superstitiousness

British Dictionary definitions for superstitiousness

superstitious
/ (ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃəs) /

adjective

disposed to believe in superstition
of or relating to superstition

Derived forms of superstitious

superstitiously, adverbsuperstitiousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012