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Meaning of SUPERSTITIOUS

Pronunciation:  `soopur'stishus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  showing ignorance or the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance; "finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin"
 

SUPERSTITIOUS is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: irrational
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Su`per*sti"tious\, a. [F. superstitieux, L.
superstitiosus.]
1. Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or
   manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites;
   superstitious observances.

2. Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in
   religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of
   idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion.

         Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye
         are too superstitious.                --Acts xvii.
                                               22.

3. Overexact; scrupulous beyond need.

{Superstitious use} (Law), the use of a gift or bequest, as
   of land, etc., for the maintenance of the rites of a
   religion not tolerated by the law. [Eng.] --Mozley & W. --
   {Su`per*sti"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Su`per*sti"tious*ness}, n.

 

 

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