- of, characterized by, or resulting from superstition
- having superstitions
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.
- 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.
- He was extremely superstitious, and believed in invocations of the dead.
- In his antipathy to Christianity, which appears to him barbaric and superstitious, he gives himself up to the scepticism and satire of a man of the world through which he comes in contact with Epicurean tendencies."
- The mullahs or priests enjoy very great influence, but the people are very superstitious, believing in witchcraft, omens, spirits and the evil eye.
- An immense joy in battle breathes through the earliest Norse literature, which has scarce its like in any other literature; and we know that the language recognized a peculiar battle fury, a veritable madness by which certain were seized and which went by the name of " berserk's way " (berserksgangr).2 The courage of the vikings was proof against anything, even as a rule against superstitious terrors.
- Ridsdale, 1876 (1 P. & D., 316), a metal crucifix on the centre of the chancel screen was declared illegal as being in danger of being used superstitiously, and in the same case pictures or rather coloured reliefs representing the "Stations of the Cross" were ordered to be removed on the ground that they had been erected without a faculty, and were also considered unlawful by Lord Penzance as connected with certain superstitious devotion authorized by the Roman church.