Superstition

Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality—that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events—such as astrology, religion, omens, witchcraft, prophecies, etc., that contradicts natural science. Opposition to superstition was central to 17th century Rationalist Benedict de Spinoza and the intellectuals of...
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superstition

[n] - an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
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superstition

Popular belief, concerned with (usually) bad luck, often about the evil consequences of apparently trivial actions. Superstitions may arise in cultures where there is or has been a strong ritual...
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Superstition

Su`per·sti'tion noun [ French superstition , Latin superstitio , originally, a standing still over or by a thing; hence, amazement, wonder, dread, especially of the divine or supernatural, from superstare to stand over; super over + stare to stand. See Super-...
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superstition

superstitious notion noun an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
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Superstition

• (n.) Belief in the direct agency of superior powers in certain extraordinary or singular events, or in magic, omens, prognostics, or the like. • (n.) An excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious. • (n.) The worship of a false god or gods; false religion; religious veneration for objects. • (n.) E...
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superstition

belief, half-belief, or practice for which there appears to be no rational substance. Those who use the term imply that they have certain knowledge ... [4 related articles]
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superstition

superstition 1. A belief in the magical effects of a specific action or ritual; especially, in the likelihood that good or bad luck will result from performing it. 2. Irrational beliefs; irrational and often quasi-religious belief in and reverence for the magical effects of some actions and rituals or the magical powers of some objects. 3. Etymol...
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superstition

superstition, an irrational belief or practice resulting from ignorance or fear of the unknown. The validity of superstitions is based on belief in the power of magic and witchcraft and in such invisible forces as spirits and demons. A common superstition in the Middle Ages was that the devil could ...
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