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superstitionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈstɪʃ.ən/  us   /ˌsuː.pɚˈstɪʃ.ən/
belief that is not based on human reason or scientific knowledge, but is connected with old ideas about magic, etc.: According to superstition, if you walk under a ladder it brings you bad luck. 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 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.
(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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