Supersemination to Supple-jack
(Su`per*sem`i*na"tion) n. The sowing of seed over seed previously sown. [Obs.] Abp.
(Su`per*sen"si*ble) a. [Pref. super- + sensible: cf. F. supersensible.] Beyond the
reach of the senses; above the natural powers of perception.
(Su`per*sen"si*tive) a. Excessively sensitive; morbidly sensitive. Su`per*sen"si*tive*ness,
(Su`per*sen"su*al) a. Supersensible.
2. Excessively sensuous.
(Su`per*serv"ice*a*ble) a. Overofficious; doing more than is required or desired. "A
superserviceable, finical rogue." Shak.
(Su`per*ses"sion) n. [Cf. OF. supersession. See Supersede.] The act of superseding,
or the state of being superseded; supersedure.
The general law of diminishing return from land would have undergone, to that extent, a temporary supersession.J. S. Mill.
(Su`per*so"lar) a. Above the sun. Emerson.
(Su`per*sphe*noid"al) a. (Anat.) Situated above, or on the dorsal side of, the body
of the sphenoid bone.
(Su`per*spi"nous) a. (Anat.) Supraspinuos.
(Su`per*sti"tion) n. [F. superstition, L. superstitio, originally, a standing still over or by
a thing; hence, amazement, wonder, dread, especially of the divine or supernatural, fr. superstare to
stand over; super over + stare to stand. See Super-, and Stand.]
1. An excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious.
2. An ignorant or irrational worship of the Supreme Deity; excessive exactness or rigor in religious opinions
or practice; extreme and unnecessary scruples in the observance of religious rites not commanded, or of
points of minor importance; also, a rite or practice proceeding from excess of sculptures in religion.
And the truthMilton.
With superstitions and traditions taint.
3. The worship of a false god or gods; false religion; religious veneration for objects.
[The accusers] had certain questions against him of their own superstition.Acts xxv. 19.
4. Belief in the direct agency of superior powers in certain extraordinary or singular events, or in magic,
omens, prognostics, or the like.
5. Excessive nicety; scrupulous exactness.
Syn. Fanaticism. Superstition, Fanaticism. Superstition springs from religious feeling misdirected
or unenlightened. Fanaticism arises from this same feeling in a state of high-wrought and self-confident
excitement. The former leads in some cases to excessive rigor in religious opinions or practice; in others,