superstitious

adjective su·per·sti·tious \ -ˈsti-shəs \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of superstitious

: of, relating to, or swayed by superstition
  • a superstitious ritual

superstitiously

adverb

Examples of superstitious in a Sentence

  1. He's very superstitious and won't pitch without his lucky mitt.

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Origin and Etymology of superstitious

Middle English supersticious, from Anglo-French supersticius, from Latin superstitiosus, from superstitio


SUPERSTITIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

superstitious

adjective

Definition of superstitious for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or influenced by superstition


SUPERSTITIOUS Defined for Kids

superstitious

adjective su·per·sti·tious \ ˌsü-pər-ˈsti-shəs \

Definition of superstitious for Students

: showing or influenced by superstition


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