What does sinful mean?

Definitions for sinful
ˈsɪn fəlsin·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. iniquitous, sinful, ungodlyadjective

    characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin

    "iniquitous deeds"; "he said it was sinful to wear lipstick"; "ungodly acts"

  2. sinful, unholy, wickedadjective

    having committed unrighteous acts

    "a sinful person"

  3. extraordinary, over-the-top, sinfuladjective

    far more than usual or expected

    "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"


  1. sinfuladjective

    Full of sin; wicked; iniquitous; unholy.

  2. sinfuladjective

    Containing or consisting in sin; contrary to the laws of God.

  3. sinfuladjective

    Of or relating to sin; sinny.

  4. sinfuladjective

    Morally wrong.

  5. sinfuladjective


  6. Etymology: From sinful, synful, senful, sunful, from synnful, equivalent to. Cognate with zondevol, sündevoll, syndefuld, syndfull, syndfullur.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sinfuladjective

    Etymology: sin and full.

    Drive out the sinful pair,
    From hallow’d ground th’ unholy. John Milton.

    Thrice happy man, said then the father grave,
    Whose staggering steps thy steddy hand doth lead,
    And shews the way his sinful soul to save,
    Who better can the way to heaven aread? Fairy Queen.

    It is great sin to swear unto a sin;
    But greater sin to keep a sinful oath. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Nature herself, though pure of sinful thought,
    Wrought in her so, that, seeing me, she turn’d. John Milton.

    The stoicks looked upon all passions as sinful defects and irregularities, as so many deviations from right reason, making passion to be only another word for perturbation. South.


  1. sinful

    In a religious context, sin is a transgression against divine law or a law of God. Each culture has its own interpretation of what it means to commit a sin. While sins are generally considered actions, any thought, word, or act considered immoral, selfish, shameful, harmful, or alienating might be termed "sinful".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinfuladjective

    tainted with, or full of, sin; wicked; iniquitous; criminal; unholy; as, sinful men; sinful thoughts

  2. Etymology: [AAS. synfull.]


  1. Sinful

    Sinful is the fifth album by the rock band Angel. It was the band's most pop-oriented album. The album was originally titled Bad Publicity, and a few copies of the album with that title and a different album cover were sold before being replaced. The album went to #159 on the Pop Album Charts in 1979.

Editors Contribution

  1. sinfulnoun

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinful in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sinful in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    But one word that pervaded through all of the discussion was the word ‘justice.’ The fact that this is such an assault on women of color and women — lower income families — is just sinful.

  2. Phil Robertson:

    When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion -- redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa! it is nonsense. It is evil. It's wicked. It's sinful.

  3. Tyron Edwards:

    Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.

  4. Lucius Beebe:

    New York... Babylon-on-the-Hudson, sinful, extravagant, full of the nervous hilarity of the doomed.

  5. Larry Pratt:

    Christian doctrine teaches that man is fallen. He's sinful and our natural tendency is to do bad things, so, especially in a church, we ought to be alert to the fact that there might be a dirt bag on the loose. ... To try to assume that no defense is a good defense is a lousy theology.

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