sin, sinfulness, wickedness(noun)
estrangement from god
an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
(Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
violent and excited activity
"they began to fight like sin"
sin, transgress, trespass(verb)
commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goof(verb)
commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
"I blundered during the job interview"
A violation of a moral or religious law; an error.
To commit a sin.
A letter of the Hebrew alphabet;
A letter of the Arabic alphabet;
The god of the moon in Sumerian mythology.
Origin: From sīnaz, from seinos, genitive of . Cognate with sin, sin ( sin), zijn, sin ( sein), sínn, se. More at the.
old form of Since
transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the divine command; any violation of God's will, either in purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character; iniquity; as, sins of omission and sins of commission
an offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners
a sin offering; a sacrifice for sin
an embodiment of sin; a very wicked person
to depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; -- often followed by against
to violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress
Origin: [OE. sinnen, singen, sinegen, AS. syngian. See Sin, n.]
In Abrahamic contexts, sin is the act of violating God's will. Sin can also be viewed as anything that violates the ideal relationship between an individual and God. Sin has been defined as "to miss the mark" Some crimes are regarded as sins and some sins are regarded as greater than others. In this nuanced concept of sin, sins fall in a spectrum from minor errors to deadly misdeeds. Catholicism regards the least corrupt sins as venial sins—which are part of human living and carry immediate consequences on earth, and, if unrepented for, more painful purgation, assuming the person is destined to heaven, as it is written in the formation letter "Purgatory", "most of the early Fathers of the Church speak of a cleansing fire, though we cannot tell whether this means actual or spiritual fire." Conversely, sins of great evil are mortal sins—which bring the consequence of eternal maximal separation from God, the state more so than place, called hell. Sins of careless living are considered destructive and lead to greater sins according to the Seven Deadly Sins. Another concept of sin deals with things that exist on Earth but not in Heaven. Food, for example, while a necessary good for the body, is not of transcendental living and therefore its excessive savoring is considered a sin.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sin, adv. (Spens.) since. [Since.]
sin, n. wilful violation of law: neglect of duty: neglect of the laws of morality and religion, any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God: wickedness, iniquity.—v.i. to commit sin: to violate or neglect the laws of morality or religion: to do wrong:—pr.p sin′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. sinned.—adjs. Sin′-born, born of sin; Sin′-bred, produced by sin.—ns. Sin′-eat′er, one of a class of men formerly employed in Wales to eat a piece of bread and drink a cup of ale placed on a bier, and so symbolically take upon themselves the sins of the deceased—due to the notion of the Levitical scapegoat (Levit. xvi. 21, 22); Sin′-eat′ing.—adj. Sin′ful, full of, or tainted with, sin: iniquitous: wicked: depraved: criminal: unholy.—adv. Sin′fully.—n. Sin′fulness.—adj. Sin′less, without sin: innocent: pure: perfect.—adv. Sin′lessly.—ns. Sin′lessness; Sin′ner, one who sins: an offender or criminal: (theol.) an unregenerate person.—v.i. (Pope) to act as a sinner (with indefinite it).—n. Sin′-off′ering, an offering for, or sacrifice in expiation of, sin.—adjs. Sin′-sick, morally sick from sin; Sin′-worn, worn by sin.—Like sin (slang), very much, very hard; Mortal, or Deadly, sin, such as wilfully violates the divine law and separates the soul from God—seven deadly sins, pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth; Original sin, the innate depravity and corruption of the whole nature due to the sin of Adam as federal representative of the human race, and transmitted by ordinary generation to all his posterity; Venial sin, any transgression due to inadvertence, not alienating the friendship of God. [A.S. syn, sinn; Ice. syn-d, Ger. sünde, L. sons.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
Perverted power. The man without capacity for sin has no ability to do good--isn't that so? His soul is a Dead Sea that supports neither ameba nor fish, neither noxious bacilli nor useful life.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3562
Rank popularity for the word 'SIN' in Nouns Frequency: #1967
INS, ins, ins., NIS, nis
The numerical value of SIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of SIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Pinoys and all God-loving people should avoid sin and occasions of sin.
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
Slavery, it ain't like it was a Southern sin, it was a national American sin. It built Wall Street and the American economy.
To be a saint is the exception to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.
Taking away the peace of a people, committing every act of violence – or consenting to such acts – especially when directed against the weakest and defenseless, is a profoundly grave sin against God.
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Translations for SIN
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- إثم, خطيئة, أَثَمَArabic
- günah etmək, günah, günah işlətməkAzerbaijani
- грэх, грашы́цьBelarusian
- греша́, гряхBulgarian
- পাপ, পাতকBengali
- pecat, pecarCatalan, Valencian
- hřích, hřešitCzech
- pechod, pechuWelsh
- synder, syndDanish
- Sünde, sündigenGerman
- παράπτωμα, αμαρτία, αμαρτάνωGreek
- pecado, pecarSpanish
- pattu tegema, pattEstonian
- بزه, گناه, گناه ورزیدن, خطاPersian
- synti, [[tehdä]] [[syntiFinnish
- synd, syndaFaroese
- péché, pécherFrench
- peaca, peacaighIrish
- coire, peacadh, peacaichScottish Gaelic
- pecar, pecadoGalician
- अपराध, ख़ता, पाप, गुनाहHindi
- vétség, bűn, vétekHungarian
- yfirsjón, synd, misgerð, syndga, misgjörðIcelandic
- peccato, peccareItalian
- [[罪]]を[[犯す]], 罪Japanese
- បាប, អំពើបាបKhmer
- [[죄]]를 [[짓다]], 罪, 죄Korean
- scelus, peccō, peccatumLatin
- sëndegen, SënnLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- nuodėmė, nusidėtiLithuanian
- grēks, grēkotLatvian
- грев, грешиMacedonian
- bąąhági átʼéiiNavajo, Navaho
- pecat, pecarOccitan
- grzech, grzeszyćPolish
- transgressão, pecado, pecarPortuguese
- putgà, puchà, puccauRomansh
- păcat, păcătuiRomanian
- просту́пок, согреши́ть, греши́ть, грехRussian
- pecai, pecau, pecare, pecaduSardinian
- grijȇh, grȇh, gréšiti, грије́шити, гре́шити, grijéšiti, грије̑х, гре̑хSerbo-Croatian
- hriech, hrešiťSlovak
- grešíti, grehSlovene
- missdåd, synd, syndaSwedish
- madhambi, dhambiSwahili
- పాపం చేయు, పాపం, పాపముTelugu
- günää, günäTurkmen
- kasalanan, gumawa ng kasamaanTagalog
- günah, günah işlemekTurkish
- гріши́ти, гріхUkrainian
- اپرادھ, خطا, پاپ, گناہUrdu
- tội, tội lỗi, 罪, phạm tộiVietnamese
- sinön, midun, sinodVolapük
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