sinner


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sin·ner

 (sĭn′ər)
n.
1. One who sins or does wrong; a transgressor.
2. A scamp.

sin•ner

(ˈsɪn ər)

n.
a person who sins; transgressor.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sinner - a person who sins (without repenting)
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
magdalen - a reformed prostitute

sinner

noun wrongdoer, offender, evildoer, trespasser (archaic), reprobate, miscreant, malefactor, transgressor I was shown that I was a sinner, that I needed to repent.
Translations
خاطِئ، مُذْنِب
hříšník-ce
synder
syntinen
grešnicagrešnik
syndari

sinner

[ˈsɪnəʳ] Npecador(a) m/f

sinner

[ˈsɪnər] npécheur/eresse m/f

sinner

nSünder(in) m(f)

sinner

[ˈsɪnəʳ] npeccatore/trice

sin

(sin) noun
wickedness, or a wicked act, especially one that breaks a religious law. It is a sin to envy the possessions of other people; Lying and cheating are both sins.
verbpast tense, past participle sinned
to do wrong; to commit a sin, especially in the religious sense. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.
ˈsinner noun
ˈsinful adjective
wicked.
ˈsinfully adverb
ˈsinfulness noun
References in classic literature ?
"MY friend," said a distinguished officer of the Salvation Army, to a Most Wicked Sinner, "I was once a drunkard, a thief, an assassin.
*This is quite untranslatable -- it being a play upon the words pecheur, a sinner, and pecheur, a fisherman.
By the clock above the fire, as well as by these more speaking signs, the service had not long begun; and the unhappy sinner, if his father had really gone to church, might count on near two hours of only comparative unhappiness.
Must it be thou, or I, that shall deal with this poor sinner's soul?"
I have read ye by what murky light may be mine the lesson that Jonah teaches to all sinners; and therefore to ye, and still more to me, for I am a greater sinner than ye.
Ye couldn't treat a poor sinner, now, to a bit of sermon, could ye,--eh?"
'Only not Sergius, or Father Sergius, but a great sinner, Stepan Kasatsky--a great and lost sinner.
Nothing was easier than to deceive him; but don't imagine I deceived him from the vainglory of a mere sinner. I lied to the dear man, simply because I couldn't bear the idea of him being deprived of the only gratification his big, ascetic, gaunt body ever knew on earth.
Rook lifted her hand solemnly "Say," she answered, "that a dying sinner is making atonement for sin.
And what does it matter to you, little worm, if I implored the Divine mercy for her, great sinner as she was, as I said my evening prayer?
is there any Christian that hears me, or any charitable gentleman that will take pity on a sinner buried alive, on an unfortunate disgoverned governor?"
"All things come alike to all; there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not; as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.