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sin

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noun \ˈsin\

Definition of sin

  1. 1a :  an offense against religious or moral lawb :  an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible it's a sin to waste foodc :  an often serious shortcoming :  fault

  2. 2a :  transgression of the law of Godb :  a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God

Origin and Etymology of sin

Middle English sinne, from Old English synn; akin to Old High German sunta sin and probably to Latin sont-, sons guilty, est is — more at is

Synonym Discussion of sin

offense, sin, vice, crime, scandal mean a transgression of law. offense applies to the infraction of any law, rule, or code. at that school no offense went unpunished sin implies an offense against moral or religious law. the sin of blasphemy vice applies to a habit or practice that degrades or corrupts. regarded gambling as a vice crime implies a serious offense punishable by the law of the state. the crime of murder scandal applies to an offense that outrages the public conscience. a career ruined by a sex scandal

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sin

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Definition of sin

sinned

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sinning

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to commit a sin

  3. 2 :  to commit an offense or fault

Examples of sin in a Sentence

  1. Forgive me, for I have sinned.

  2. bless me, Father, for I have sinned

First Known Use of sin

before 12th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


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sin

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noun \ˈsēn, ˈsin\

Definition of sin

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

Origin and Etymology of sin

Hebrew śin

Other Alphabet Terms


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sin

abbreviation

Definition of sin

  1. sine



SIN Defined for English Language Learners

sin

verb

Definition of sin for English Language Learners

  • : to do something that is considered wrong according to religious or moral law : to commit a sin


SIN Defined for Kids

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sin

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noun \ˈsin\

Definition of sin for Students

  1. 1 :  an action that breaks a religious law

  2. 2 :  an action that is or is felt to be bad Wasting food is a sin.


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sin

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verb

Definition of sin for Students

sinned

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sinning

  1. :  to do something that breaks a religious law or is felt to be bad

sinner

\ˈsi-nər\ noun


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