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Definition of "superstition" []

  • An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome. (noun)
  • A belief, practice, or rite irrationally maintained by ignorance of the laws of nature or by faith in magic or chance. (noun)
  • A fearful or abject state of mind resulting from such ignorance or irrationality. (noun)
  • Idolatry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "superstition" in a sentence
  • "The KJV uses the word superstition for religion, which is translated from the Greek text as deisidaimonia."
  • "Those who use the term superstition generically, still call the custom superstitious, from a latent and, perhaps, in some cases, unconscious impression that there is no supernatural."
  • "Beyond this superstition is an accurate comprehension that every human being on the planet is more closely related that most people know or would feel comfortable knowing."