deadly sin

noun

Definition of deadly sin

: one of seven sins of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth held to be fatal to spiritual progress

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First Known Use of deadly sin

13th century


DEADLY SIN Defined for English Language Learners

deadly sin

noun

Definition of deadly sin for English Language Learners

  • : one of seven sins that in the Christian religion are considered to be very serious and are believed to cause other sins


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