oversuperstitious

superstitious

[soo-per-stish-uhs]
adjective
1.
of the nature of, characterized by, or proceeding from superstition: superstitious fears.
2.
pertaining to or connected with superstition: superstitious legends.
3.
believing in, full of, or influenced by superstition.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English supersticious < Latin superstitiōsus, equivalent to superstiti(ō) superstition + -ōsus -ous

superstitiously, adverb
superstitiousness, noun
oversuperstitious, adjective
oversuperstitiously, adverb
oversuperstitiousness, noun
unsuperstitious, adjective
unsuperstitiously, adverb
unsuperstitiousness, noun
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superstitious (ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  disposed to believe in superstition
2.  of or relating to superstition
 
super'stitiously
 
adv
 
super'stitiousness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

superstitious
late 14c., from O.Fr. superstitieux, from L. superstitiosus, from superstitionem (nom. superstitio) "prophecy, soothsaying, excessive fear of the gods," perhaps originally "state of religious exaltation," related to superstes (gen. superstitis) "standing over or above," also "standing by, surviving,"
from superstare "stand on or over, survive," from super "above" (see super-) + stare "to stand," from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). There are many theories for the L. sense development, but none has yet triumphed. Superstition is attested from 1402. In Eng., originally especially of religion; sense of "unreasonable notion" is from 1794.
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