superstition

Part of speech: noun

A false religion based upon ignorance.

Part of speech: noun

Belief in omens, charms, and signs.

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Usage examples "superstition":

  1. In many instances mistaken kindness, in others ignorance and superstition, guided the past treatment of the insane. - "Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles", Daniel Hack Tuke.
  2. That will lead into superstition. - "Quiet Talks on Power", S.D. Gordon.
  3. Godwin used the new psychology against the old superstition of innate ideas. - "Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle", H. N. Brailsford.