- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- He was a great admirer of Galen; and in his writings he protests emphatically against quackery and the superstitious remedies of the astrologers.