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

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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