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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear.

Usage examples (34)
  • He would do anything, anything, to break what he calls the superstition of the Cross.
  • He hates what he calls superstition, and I fancy has curiosity enough not to object to a search.
  • Considering that Dawkins himself equate theism with belief in fairies, I don't think the term "superstition" is too harsh.
  • "You laugh," he said, "but the active force of a superstition -- what we call a superstition -- is sometimes a terrible thing." for more
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