superstition Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “superstition” - English Dictionary

"superstition" in American English

See all translations

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)







"superstition" in British English

See all translations

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
What is the pronunciation of superstition?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“superstition” in English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

pollution

damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More