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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
sin (noun)
1.
a) an offense against religious or moral law
b) an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible - it's a sin to waste food
c) an often serious shortcoming - fault
2.
a) transgression of the law of God
b) a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God offense
sin (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to commit a sin
2.
to commit an offense or fault
sin (noun)
the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet - see alphabet table
sin (abbreviation)
sine
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
sin (noun)
1.
a breaking of a moral or legal code
SYNONIMS:
breach, crime, debt, error, lawbreaking, malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, sin, transgression, trespass, violation, wrongdoing
RELATED WORDS:
bias crime, hate crime; felony, misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance; fault, foible, peccadillo; break, infringement; immorality, iniquitousness, iniquity, sinfulness, vice, wickedness; corruption, debauchery, depravity, licentiousness; abuse, criminality, illegality, lawlessness, unlawfulness; descent, downfall, fall
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, impeccability, innocence, irreproachability; goodness, morality, righteousness, virtue, virtuousness
noncrime
sin (noun)
2.
that which is morally unacceptable
SYNONIMS:
bad, evildoing, ill, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
atrociousness, atrocity, badness, balefulness, darkness, depravedness, devilishness, diabolism, enormity, evilness, heinousness, iniquitousness, satanism, sinfulness, vileness, wickedness; devilry ( deviltry), fiendishness; cancer, canker, decay, rot, squalor; corruption, debauchery, degeneracy, depravity, indecency, malefaction, perversion, pervertedness, scurrility, scurrilousness; abomination, anathema, taboo ( tabu)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decency, goodness, honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, uprightness; goodness, righteousness, virtuousness
good, morality, right, virtue
sin (noun)
3.
immoral conduct or practices harmful or offensive to society
SYNONIMS:
corruption, debauchery, depravity, immorality, iniquitousness, iniquity, libertinage, libertinism, licentiousness, profligacy, sin
RELATED WORDS:
bad, badness, blackness, evil, evildoing, ill, turpitude, villainy, wickedness, wrong; atrociousness, evilness, heinousness, sinfulness, unscrupulousness, viciousness, vileness, villainousness; devilry ( deviltry), fiendishness; corruptness, debasement, degeneracy, degeneration, depravedness, dissoluteness, dissolution; indecency, lasciviousness, lechery, lewdness, looseness, perversion, pervertedness, wantonness; abomination, anathema, taboo ( tabu); criminality, reprehensibleness; baseness, despicableness, dirtiness, lowness, meanness; lousiness, miserableness, wretchedness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
good, right; honesty, honor, integrity, legitimacy, probity, rectitude, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, uprightness; goodness, righteousness, virtuousness; blamelessness; chastity, innocence, perfection, pureness, purity, spotlessness; cleanness, correctness, decency, decorousness, propriety, rightness, seemliness
morality, virtue
sin (noun)
4.
a regrettable or blameworthy act
SYNONIMS:
disgrace, pity, shame, sin
RELATED WORDS:
outrage, scandal
sin (noun)
5.
a defect in character
SYNONIMS:
demerit, dereliction, failing, foible, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, weakness
RELATED WORDS:
blot, spot, stain; blemish, deficiency, flaw, imperfection, minus, nit; Achilles' heel, soft spot; corruption, depravity, evil, immorality, sinfulness, wickedness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness
merit, virtue
sin (verb)
to commit an offense
SYNONIMS:
err, fall, sin, stray, transgress, trespass, wander
RELATED WORDS:
breach, break, infringe, violate; backslide, lapse; mess up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
forgive, justify, pardon; regret, repent, rue
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