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superstitions, plural;
  1. Excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings
    • - he dismissed the ghost stories as mere superstition
  2. A widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief
    • - she touched her locket for luck, a superstition she had had since childhood

  1. an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
  2. (superstitious) showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance; "finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin"
  3. Superstition is a credulous belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge. The word is often used pejoratively to refer to folk beliefs deemed irrational, which is appropiate since irrational means "not based on reason". This leads to some superstitions being called "old wives' tales". ...
  4. Superstition is a 1920 short Western film directed by Edward Laemmle and featuring Hoot Gibson.
  5. Superstition is the tenth studio album by Siouxsie and the Banshees, released in 1991. The first single, "Kiss Them for Me" gave the band its first top-forty Billboard Hot 100 hit in the United States, peaking at number 23. ...
  6. "Superstition" is the 21st episode of the second season of the ABC series, Grey's Anatomy. The episode was written by James D. Parriott and was directed by Tricia Brock. It originally aired on March 19, 2006, running for 43:04 min.
  7. "Superstition" is a popular song written, produced, arranged, and performed by Stevie Wonder for Motown Records in 1972, when Wonder was twenty-two years old. It was the lead single for Wonder's Talking Book album, and released in many countries. ...
  8. (Superstitious (book)) Superstitious is a 1995 horror novel by author R.L. Stine. This was the first adult novel by Stine who mainly writes young adult literature. The novel was not as well received as his young adult novels.
  9. A belief, not based on human reason or scientific knowledge, that future events may be influenced by one's behaviour in some magical or mystical way
  10. (superstitious) Susceptible to superstitions; Arising from or having the character of superstitions
  11. (Superstitions) (1) Fixed irrational notions held stubbornly in the face of evidence to the contrary; beliefs, practices, concepts or acts resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, morbid scrupulosity, erroneous concepts of causality, etc. ...
  12. (Superstitions) Any unsystematised body of irrational and fearful beliefs in various unreasonable phenomena having a supernatural character.
  13. (Superstitions) Practices based upon fear of consequences which in reality do not come about. “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.”
  14. (Superstitions) The religion of the theater; see "Break a leg," dark, ghost light, "R word," Scottish play, whistling. Elsewhere on this site you can read my notes on a rather good book about theater superstitions and ghosts.
  15. (superstitions) (in  feast (religion): Concepts of sacred times)
  16. to be superstitious...believing in strange happenings caused by one thing or another
  17. the belief in things that cannot be detected or proven, without evidence or in the face of contrary evidence. (see Religion)
  18. A not always rational belief that certain objects and actions have supernatural meanings and in some way can bring about unlikely events, or good or bad luck
  19. 1) Scrambled science flavored with fear. 2) Ossified metaphor.
  20. Irrational fear of the unknown or mysterious.
  21. A belief or practice not supported by experience or reason.
  22. (1) a premature explanation that overstays its time. (2) the belief that all stage kisses give no satisfaction to the actor or actresses.
  23. This site is about a new metal band called Superstition. Everyone in the band loves Metallica, and are influenced by them and many other metal freaks. Rating:9.17 (Rate site)
  24. "An irrational religious belief or practice" (OED).
  25. a connection posited to exist between an event or action and a specified outcome, for which no causal linkage has been established using scientific methods.