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)
|belief||An acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.|
His belief in extraterrestrial life.
|credulity||A tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true.|
Moneylenders prey upon their credulity and inexperience.
|myth||An exaggerated or idealized conception of a person or thing.|
The heroes of Greek myth.
|notion||A general inclusive concept.|
The theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories.
|old wives' tale||Past 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)
|augur||Foresee or predict.|
The end of the cold war seemed to augur well.
|augury||A sign of what will happen in the future; an omen.|
They heard the sound as an augury of death.
|bigotry||The intolerance and prejudice of a bigot.|
The difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry.
|bode||Be a portent of a particular outcome.|
These signs bode bad news.
|boding||A feeling of evil to come.|
A steadily escalating sense of foreboding.
|charm||Protect through supernatural powers or charms.|
A gesticulating figure endeavouring to charm a cobra.
|circumstances||Your overall circumstances or condition in life including everything that happens to you.|
He found himself in straitened circumstances.
|destined||Intended for or travelling towards (a particular place.|
Your heroine will be united with her destined mate.
|destiny||The ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman.|
He believed in destiny.
|divination||A prediction uttered under divine inspiration.|
The mediums are hired to perform divinations.
|fanaticism||Excessive intolerance of opposing views.|
The dangers of religious fanaticism.
|fate||The ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman.|
His injury is a cruel twist of fate.
|fateful||Having momentous consequences; of decisive importance- Saturday Rev.|
A fateful oversight.
The award winner was felicitated by the cultural association.
|fortunately||By good fortune.|
Fortunately no shots were fired and no one was hurt.
|fortune||The success or failure of a person or enterprise over a period of time.|
I spent a fortune on drink.
|intolerance||An inability to eat a food or take a drug without adverse effects.|
An intolerance of dissent.
What chance did I stand against kismet.
|luck||An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome.|
It was my good luck to be there.
|omen||Indicate as with a sign or an omen.|
He looked for an omen before going into battle.
|ominous||Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.|
Ominous rumblings of discontent.
|prognosticate||Indicate, as with a sign or an omen.|
The economists were prognosticating financial Armageddon.
|prognostication||A sign of something about to happen.|
An unprecedented amount of soul searching and prognostication.
|sign||A fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified.|
There was still no sign of her.
|tallow||Smear 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.
|want||Hunt or look for want for a particular reason.|
I want to go home now.
|zealot||A fervent and even militant proponent of something.|
|zealotry||Fanatical and uncompromising pursuit of religious, political, or other ideals; fanaticism.|
He expressed concern about religious zealotry playing an increasing role in politics.
|zealous||Having or showing zeal.|
The council was extremely zealous in the application of the regulations.