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

Examples of deadly sin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Allen was too inaccurate in college, a deadly sin that rarely improves, the thinking went. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2021 Allen was too inaccurate in college, a deadly sin that rarely improves, the thinking went. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2021 Allen was too inaccurate in college, a deadly sin that rarely improves, the thinking went. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2021 Allen was too inaccurate in college, a deadly sin that rarely improves, the thinking went. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2021 Allen was too inaccurate in college, a deadly sin that rarely improves, the thinking went. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2021 Allen was too inaccurate in college, a deadly sin that rarely improves, the thinking went. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2021 Allen was too inaccurate in college, a deadly sin that rarely improves, the thinking went. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2021 Allen was too inaccurate in college, a deadly sin that rarely improves, the thinking went. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of deadly sin

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Deadly sin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deadly%20sin. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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