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superstition

noun [C/U]  us   /ˌsu·pərˈstɪʃ·ən/
a belief that is not based on reason or scientific thinking and that explains the causes for events in ways that are connected to magic: [C] Do you have any superstitions about cutting your hair?
superstitious
adjective  us   /ˌsu·pərˈstɪʃ·əs/
Superstitious baseball players will wear the same shirt every day when they are on a hitting streak.
Translations of “superstition”
in Arabic خُرافة…
in Korean 미신…
in Malaysian tahyul, kepercayaan karut…
in French superstition…
in Turkish batıl inanç/itikat, boş inanç…
in Italian superstizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迷信…
in Russian суеверие…
in Polish przesąd…
in Vietnamese sự mê tín, tính dị đoan…
in Spanish superstición…
in Portuguese superstição…
in Thai ความเชื่อในผีสางเทวดา, ความเชื่องมงาย…
in German der Aberglaube…
in Catalan superstició…
in Japanese 迷信…
in Indonesian tahayul…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迷信…
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