Excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings.; A widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief.
‘he dismissed the ghost stories as mere superstition’
‘It is a windy day, and the church is barely three-quarters full, indicating, the narrator tells us, the general loss of religious fervor in the city, where superstition has replaced religion.’
‘You’d say what seems to be on the rise is not art or science, but religion and the medievalism of superstition and the tyranny of who owns whose soul and the soul of what nation.’
‘By opting for a courtroom setting, it not only dramatises the conflict between rationalism and religion, psychiatry and superstition, but also pretends to give both sides an equal hearing.’
‘We have become conditioned to expect certain things in a genre film, and anyone who comes at this one expecting big scares could easily miss its philosophical questioning of superstition and religion, and find himself or herself bored.’
‘During the centuries of superstition and feudalism following Athens’s downfall, free speech was barely considered as an idea.’
суеверие, религиозный предрассудок