Search Result for "superstitious":
1. showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance;
- Example: "finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Superstitious \Su`per*sti"tious\, a. [F. superstitieux, L. superstitiosus.] 1. Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances. [1913 Webster] 2. Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion. [1913 Webster] Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. --Acts xvii. 22. [1913 Webster] 3. Overexact; scrupulous beyond need. [1913 Webster] Superstitious use (Law), the use of a gift or bequest, as of land, etc., for the maintenance of the rites of a religion not tolerated by the law. [Eng.] --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] -- Su`per*sti"tious*ly, adv. -- Su`per*sti"tious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
superstitious adj 1: showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance; "finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "superstitious": credulous, doting, easily taken in, easy of belief, fond, inclined to believe, infatuated, overconfiding, overcredulous, overtrustful, overtrusting, trustful, trusting, uncritical, undoubting, unskeptical, unsuspecting, unsuspicious