The woman followed the superstitious belief that one should only pick up a penny if it is heads up.
An example of a superstitious person is someone who believes that black cats and the number 13 are unlucky.
- of, characterized by, or resulting from superstition
- having superstitions
- Inclined to believe in superstition.
- Of, characterized by, or proceeding from superstition.
(comparative more superstitious, superlative most superstitious)
Old French superstitieux, from Latin superstitiosus, from superstitionem, accusative singular of superstitio.