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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sin*sɪn(n.; v.)sinned, sin•ning.
(n.)transgression of divine law.
any act regarded as such a transgression, esp. a willful violation of some religious or moral principle.
any reprehensible action; serious fault or offense.
(v.i.)to commit a sinful act.
to offend against a principle, standard, etc.
* Syn: See crime.
Origin of sin:
bef. 900; OE syn(n) offense, akin to OHG sunt(e)a, ON synd
the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Origin of sin:
1895–1900; < Heb śīn
Canadian.social insurance number.
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an action considered to be morally wrong
In many religions it's a sin to have more than one wife.
to commit a sin
Do you think you have sinned?
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
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.
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
Translations for SIN
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
wickedness, or a wicked act, especially one that breaks a religious law
It is a sin to envy the possessions of other people; Lying and cheating are both sins.
- pecadoPortuguese (BR)
- die SündeGerman
- αμαρτία, αμάρτημαGreek
- péché, malFrench
- पाप, गुनाहHindi
- grijeh, prekršajCroatian
- păcat, răuRomanian
- 罪過Chinese (Trad.)
- tội lỗiVietnamese
- 罪恶Chinese (Simp.)
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