SUPERSTITION: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for SUPERSTITION?

Need another word that means the same as “superstition”? Find 5 synonyms and 30 related words for “superstition” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Superstition” are: credulity, myth, belief, old wives' tale, notion

Superstition as a Noun

Definitions of "Superstition" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “superstition” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck, or a practice based on such a belief.
  • An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear.
  • Excessively credulous belief in and reverence for the supernatural.

Synonyms of "Superstition" as a noun (5 Words)

beliefAn acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.
His belief in extraterrestrial life.
credulityA tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true.
Moneylenders prey upon their credulity and inexperience.
mythAn exaggerated or idealized conception of a person or thing.
The heroes of Greek myth.
notionA general inclusive concept.
The theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories.
old wives' talePast times (especially in the phrase `in days of old.

Usage Examples of "Superstition" as a noun

  • He dismissed the ghost stories as mere superstition.
  • She touched her locket for luck, a superstition she'd had since childhood.

Associations of "Superstition" (30 Words)

augurForesee or predict.
The end of the cold war seemed to augur well.
auguryA sign of what will happen in the future; an omen.
They heard the sound as an augury of death.
bigotryThe intolerance and prejudice of a bigot.
The difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry.
bodeBe a portent of a particular outcome.
These signs bode bad news.
bodingA feeling of evil to come.
A steadily escalating sense of foreboding.
charmProtect through supernatural powers or charms.
A gesticulating figure endeavouring to charm a cobra.
circumstancesYour overall circumstances or condition in life including everything that happens to you.
He found himself in straitened circumstances.
destinedIntended for or travelling towards (a particular place.
Your heroine will be united with her destined mate.
destinyThe ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman.
He believed in destiny.
divinationA prediction uttered under divine inspiration.
The mediums are hired to perform divinations.
fanaticismExcessive intolerance of opposing views.
The dangers of religious fanaticism.
fateThe ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman.
His injury is a cruel twist of fate.
fatefulHaving momentous consequences; of decisive importance- Saturday Rev.
A fateful oversight.
The award winner was felicitated by the cultural association.
fortunatelyBy good fortune.
Fortunately no shots were fired and no one was hurt.
fortuneThe success or failure of a person or enterprise over a period of time.
I spent a fortune on drink.
intoleranceAn inability to eat a food or take a drug without adverse effects.
An intolerance of dissent.
kismetDestiny; fate.
What chance did I stand against kismet.
luckAn unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome.
It was my good luck to be there.
omenIndicate as with a sign or an omen.
He looked for an omen before going into battle.
ominousThreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.
Ominous rumblings of discontent.
prognosticateIndicate, as with a sign or an omen.
The economists were prognosticating financial Armageddon.
prognosticationA sign of something about to happen.
An unprecedented amount of soul searching and prognostication.
signA fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified.
There was still no sign of her.
tallowSmear something especially the bottom of a boat with tallow.
I tallowed my boats with our candles.
unpropitious(of a circumstance) not giving or indicating a good chance of success; unfavourable.
His reports were submitted at a financially unpropitious time.
wantHunt or look for want for a particular reason.
I want to go home now.
zealotA fervent and even militant proponent of something.
zealotryFanatical and uncompromising pursuit of religious, political, or other ideals; fanaticism.
He expressed concern about religious zealotry playing an increasing role in politics.
zealousHaving or showing zeal.
The council was extremely zealous in the application of the regulations.

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