superstition


superstition
noun
ADJECTIVE
popular
age-old, ancient, medieval, old
local
pagan, religious
primitive
VERB + SUPERSTITION
have

We have a lot of superstitions about animals.

be riddled with

The topic of birth is riddled with superstition.

be based on

These ideas are based on myths and superstitions.

believe in

I'm unwilling to believe in local superstitions.

dismiss sth as, reject sth as
PREPOSITION
superstition about

primitive superstitions about death


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  • Superstition — (Latin superstitio , literally standing over ; derived perhaps from standing in awe; [cite book|title=Oxford English Dictionary|publisher=Oxford University Press|location=Oxford, England|date=1989|edition=Second] used in Latin as a unreasonable… …   Wikipedia

  • Superstition — • From supersisto, to stand in terror of the deity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Superstition     Superstition     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Superstition — «Superstition» Sencillo de Stevie Wonder del álbum Talking book Publicación 1972 Formato 7 , 12 , vinyl, 45 RPM Grabación 1972 Género(s) …   Wikipedia Español

  • superstition — SUPERSTITION. s. f. Opinion vaine, mal fondée en fait de religion. Fausse confiance en de certaines paroles, en de certaines ceremonies, ausquelles s attachent les personnes foibles & simples. Le peuple est sujet à beaucoup de superstitions. la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Superstition — Su per*sti tion, n. [F. superstition, L. superstitio, originally, a standing still over or by a thing; hence, amazement, wonder, dread, especially of the divine or supernatural, fr. superstare to stand over; super over + stare to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superstition — Superstition, Superstitio. Superstition espanduë, Fusa per gentes superstitio. Estre delivré de superstition, Leuari superstitione …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • superstition — early 13c., from O.Fr. superstition or directly from L. superstitionem (nom. superstitio), noun of action from superstare (see SUPERSTITIOUS (Cf. superstitious)). Originally especially of religion; sense of unreasonable notion is from 1794 …   Etymology dictionary

  • superstition — [so͞o΄pər stish′ən] n. [ME supersticion < MFr < L superstitio, excessive fear of the gods, superstition, orig., a standing still over < superstare, to stand over < super ,SUPER + stare, to STAND] 1. any belief, based on fear or… …   English World dictionary

  • Superstition — (v. lat.), Aber , Irrglaube. Nach römischem Sinne war S. die Abweichung von dem vaterländischen, recipirten Cultus zu fremden, im Staate nicht anerkannten Göttern. Daher Superstitiös, abergläubisch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Superstition — (lat.), Aberglaube; superstitiös, abergläubisch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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