Definition of sinful
- a sinful chocolate cake
It is sinful to steal.
chastised by his minister for his sinful behavior
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before 12th century
chaste, immaculate, incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, lily-white, perfect, pure, spotless, squeaky-clean, uncorrupted, unerring, unfallen, unobjectionable, venerable, white, wholesome;
: wrong according to religious or moral law
: very bad or wicked
: extremely enjoyable in a way that makes you feel guilty
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