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superstitious

adjective uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈstɪʃ.əs/ us    /-pɚ-/
based on or believing in superstitions: superstitious nonsense Some people are superstitious about spilling salt on the table.
superstitiously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “superstitious”
in Korean 미신을 믿는…
in Arabic خُرافي, وَهمي…
in Portuguese supersticioso…
in Catalan supersticiós…
in Japanese 迷信的な, 縁起をかついだ…
in Italian superstizioso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基於迷信的, 相信迷信的…
in Russian суеверный…
in Turkish batıl inançlı/itikatlı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基于迷信的, 相信迷信的…
in Polish przesądny…
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