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superstition

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈstɪʃ.ən/  us   /-pɚ-/
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.
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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