besetting sin

noun

Definition of besetting sin

:a main or constant problem or fault
  • My besetting sin is a fondness for sweets.

Word by Word Definitions

besetting
  1. : constantly present or attacking : obsessive

sin play
  1. : an offense against religious or moral law

  2. : an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible

  3. : an often serious shortcoming : fault

  1. : to commit a sin

  2. : to commit an offense or fault

  1. : the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table


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