besetting sin

noun

Definition of besetting sin

  1. :  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

  1. :  an offense against religious or moral law

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

    :  an often serious shortcoming :  fault

  1. :  to commit a sin

    :  to commit an offense or fault

  1. : sine


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