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"superstition" in British English

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superstitionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈstɪʃ.ən/  us   /-pɚ-/
belief that is not ​based on ​humanreason or ​scientificknowledge, but is ​connected with ​oldideas about ​magic, etc.: According to superstition, if you ​walk under a ​ladder it ​brings you ​badluck. I don't ​believe in the ​old superstition that the ​number 13 is ​unlucky.
(Definition of superstition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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superstitionnoun [C/U]

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