Definition of superstitious
: of, relating to, or swayed by superstition a superstitious ritual
Examples of superstitious in a Sentence
He's very superstitious and won't pitch without his lucky mitt.
Recent Examples of superstitious from the Web
Friedman, though, is superstitious about celebrating prematurely.
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Origin and Etymology of superstitious
Middle English supersticious, from Anglo-French supersticius, from Latin superstitiosus, from superstitio
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
SUPERSTITIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of superstitious for English Language Learners
: of, relating to, or influenced by superstition
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Definition of superstitious for Students
: showing or influenced by superstition
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