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Synonyms for superstition
ˌsu pərˈstɪʃ ənsu·per·sti·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. superstition

    Fanaticism is extravagant or even frenzied zeal; bigotry is obstinate and unreasoning attachment to a cause or creed; fanaticism and bigotry usually include intolerance, which is unwillingness to tolerate beliefs or opinions contrary to one's own; superstition is ignorant and irrational religious belief. Credulity is not distinctively religious, but is a general readiness to believe without sufficient evidence, with a proneness to accept the marvellous. Bigotry is narrow, fanaticism is fierce, superstition is ignorant, credulity is weak, intolerance is severe. Bigotry has not the capacity to reason fairly, fanaticism has not the patience, superstition has not the knowledge and mental discipline, intolerance has not the disposition. Bigotry, fanaticism, and superstition are perversions of the religious sentiment; credulity and intolerance often accompany skepticism or atheism.

    Synonyms:
    bigotry, credulity, fanaticism, intolerance

    Antonyms:
    cynicism, free-thinking, indifference, latitudinarianism

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. superstition

    Synonyms:
    bigotry, fanaticism

    Antonyms:
    infidelity, skepticism, disbelief, rationalism, religion, devotion, worship, reason

Princeton's WordNet

  1. superstition, superstitious notionnoun

    an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear

    Synonyms:
    superstitious notion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. superstitionnoun

    Synonyms:
    false religion, worship of false gods, irrational worship

  2. superstitionnoun

    Synonyms:
    belief in omens

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "superstition":

    superstitious

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How to use superstition in a sentence?

  1. Francis Bacon:

    Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.

  2. Helen Keller:

    Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

  3. Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON:

    Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.

  4. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother.

  5. John Gunther:

    Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.


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