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1. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
a. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God.
b. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
3. Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong.
intr.v. sinned, sin·ning, sinsIdioms:
To violate a religious or moral law.
live in sin
To cohabit in a sexual relationship without being married.
Completely or extremely: He is guilty as sin.
sin 2(sēn, sĭn)
One of the two forms of the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, distinguished from the letter shin by having a dot above the left side of the letter. See Table at alphabet.
[Hebrew śîn, modeled on šîn, shin (the following letter).]
The Babylonian god of the moon.
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|Noun||1.||sinning - an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will|
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
fall - a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall from virtue"
actual sin - a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin)
original sin - a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam; "Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden"
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"
venial sin - a pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace
|Adj.||1.||sinning - transgressing a moral or divine law; "if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most sinning soul alive"- Shakespeare|
offending - offending against or breaking a law or rule; "contracts offending against the statute were canceled"