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superstition

su·per·sti·tion

superstition

 
pronunciation:
su pr stI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a belief that has no basis in fact.
It's just a superstition that black cats bring bad luck.
 
definition 2: an idea or practice based on such a belief.
definition 3: such beliefs collectively.
definition 4: the tendency to hold such beliefs; faith in chance or magic.
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