Etymology
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superstitious (adj.)

late 14c., "involving faith in supernatural powers or magic; characteristic of pagan religion or false religion," from Anglo-French supersticius, Old French supersticios, or directly from Latin superstitiosus "prophetic; full of dread of the supernatural," from superstitio "prophecy, soothsaying, excessive fear of the gods" (see superstition).

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Definitions of superstitious

superstitious (adj.)
showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance;
finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin
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