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sin

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Noun, Verb (intransitive)
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455 in 414 verses (in OT : 326 in 302 verses) (in NT : 129 in 112 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

sinadv., prep., & conj. 
     Old form of Since.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sin that his lord was twenty year of age."  [1913 Webster]
sinn. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS. sundia, OHG. sunta, G. sÜnde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L. sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is. Cf. Authentic, Sooth.].
  •  Transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the divine command; any violation of God's will, either in purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character; iniquity; as, sins of omission and sins of commission.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin."  [1913 Webster]
    "Sin is the transgression of the law."  [1913 Webster]
    "I think 't no sin.
    To cozen him that would unjustly win.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Enthralled
    By sin to foul, exorbitant desires.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.  [1913 Webster]
    "I grant that poetry's a crying sin."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.  [1913 Webster]
    "He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person.  [1913 Webster]
    " Sin is used in the formation of some compound words of obvious signification; as, sin-born; sin-bred, sin-oppressed, sin-polluted, and the like."  [1913 Webster]
    "Thy ambition,
    Thou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land
    Of noble Buckingham.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Actual sin, Canonical sins, Original sin, Venial sin. See under Actual, Canonical, etc. -- Deadly sins, or Mortal sins (R. C. Ch.), willful and deliberate transgressions, which take away divine grace; -- in distinction from vental sins. The seven deadly sins are pride, covetousness, lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, and sloth. -- Sin eater, a man who (according to a former practice in England) for a small gratuity ate a piece of bread laid on the chest of a dead person, whereby he was supposed to have taken the sins of the dead person upon himself. -- Sin offering, a sacrifice for sin; something offered as an expiation for sin.
Syn. -- Iniquity; wickedness; wrong. See Crime.
sinv. i. [OE. sinnen, singen, sinegen, AS. syngian. See Sin, n.].
  •  To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; -- often followed by against.  [1913 Webster]
    "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned."  [1913 Webster]
    "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress.  [1913 Webster]
    "I am a man
    More sinned against than sinning.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Who but wishes to invert the laws
    Of order, sins against the eternal cause.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

sin, n. & v.
--n.
1 a the breaking of divine or moral law, esp. by a conscious act. b such an act.
2 an offence against good taste or propriety etc.
--v. (sinned, sinning)
1 intr. commit a sin.
2 intr. (foll. by against) offend.
3 tr. archaic commit (a sin).

Idiom
as sin colloq. extremely (ugly as sin). for one's sins joc. as a judgement on one for something or other. like sin colloq. vehemently or forcefully. live in sin colloq. live together without being married. sin bin colloq.
1 Ice Hockey a penalty box.
2 a place set aside for offenders of various kinds.
Derivative
sinless adj. sinlessly adv. sinlessness n.
sin, abbr. sine.

THESAURUS

sin

aberrancy, aberration, abomination, atrocity, bad, breach, commit sin, crime, crime against humanity, criminal tendency, criminality, criminosis, deadly sin, debt, defectiveness, deficiency, delinquency, delusion, demerit, dereliction, deviancy, diablerie, disgrace, distortion, do amiss, do wrong, enormity, err, errancy, erroneousness, error, evil, evil courses, evildoing, failure, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, fault, faultiness, feloniousness, felony, flaw, flawedness, genocide, guilty act, hamartia, heavy sin, heresy, heterodoxy, illusion, impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infamy, iniquity, injury, injustice, knavery, lapse, lawbreaking, malefaction, malfeasance, malpractice, malum, malversation, minor wrong, misapplication, misconduct, misconstruction, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misprision, misprision of treason, mortal sin, nonfeasance, obliquity, offend, offense, omission, outrage, peccadillo, peccancy, perversion, positive misprision, reprobacy, scandal, self-contradiction, shame, shortcoming, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, sinfulness, slip, thou scarlet sin, tort, transgress, transgression, trespass, trip, unorthodoxy, untrueness, untruth, untruthfulness, unutterable sin, venial sin, vice, viciousness, villainy, wickedness, wrong, wrong conduct, wrongdoing, wrongness

ROGET THESAURUS

sin

Impiety

N impiety, sin, irreverence, profaneness, profanity, profanation, blasphemy, desecration, sacrilege, scoffing, hypocrisy, pietism, cant, pious fraud, lip devotion, lip service, lip reverence, misdevotion, formalism, austerity, sanctimony, sanctimoniousness, pharisaism, precisianism, sabbatism, sabbatarianism, odium theologicum, sacerdotalism, bigotry blue laws, hardening, backsliding, declension, perversion, reprobation, sinner, scoffer, blasphemer, sacrilegist, sabbath breaker, worldling, hypocrite, Tartufe, Mawworm, bigot, saint, Pharisee, sabbatarian, formalist, methodist, puritan, pietist, precisian, religionist, devotee, ranter, fanatic, juramentado, the wicked, the evil, the unjust, the reprobate, sons of men, sons of Belial, the wicked one, children of darkness, impious, irreligious, desecrating, profane, irreverent, sacrilegious, blasphemous, un-hallowed, un-sanctified, un-regenerate, hardened, perverted, reprobate, hypocritical, canting, pietistical, sanctimonious, unctuous, pharisaical, overrighteous, righteous over much, bigoted, fanatical, priest-ridden, under the mask of religion, under the cloak of religion, under the pretense of religion, under the form of religion, under the guise of religion, giovane santo diavolo vecchio.

Dereliction of Duty

N dereliction of duty, fault, sin, non-observance, non-performance, neglect, relaxation, infraction, violation, transgression, failure, evasion, dead letter.

Vice

N vice, evil-doing, evil courses, wrongdoing, wickedness, viciousness, iniquity, peccability, demerit, sin, Adam, old Adam, offending Adam, immorality, impropriety, indecorum, scandal, laxity, looseness of morals, enphagy, dophagy, exophagy, want of principle, want of ballast, obliquity, backsliding, infamy, demoralization, pravity, depravity, pollution, hardness of heart, brutality, corruption, knavery, profligacy, flagrancy, atrocity, cannibalism, lesbianism, Sadism, infirmity, weakness, weakness of the flesh, frailty, imperfection, error, weak side, foible, failing, failure, crying sin, besetting sin, defect, deficiency, cloven foot, lowest dregs of vice, sink of iniquity, Alsatian den, gusto picaresco, fault, crime, criminality, sinner, brothel, gambling house, joint, opium den, shooting gallery, crack house, vicious, sinful, sinning, wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal, naughty, incorrect, unduteous, undutiful, unprincipled, lawless, disorderly, contra bonos mores, indecorous, unseemly, improper, dissolute, profligate, scampish, unworthy, worthless, desertless, disgraceful, recreant, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, discreditable, disreputable, Sadistic, base, sinister, scurvy, foul, gross, vile, black, grave, facinorous, felonious, nefarious, shameful, scandalous, infamous, villainous, of a deep dye, heinous, flagrant, flagitious, atrocious, incarnate, accursed, Mephistophelian, satanic, diabolic, hellish, infernal, stygian, fiendlike, hell-born, demoniacal, devilish, fiendish, miscreated, misbegotten, demoralized, corrupt, depraved, evil-minded, evil-disposed, ill-conditioned, malevolent, heartless, graceless, shameless, virtueless, abandoned, lost to virtue, unconscionable, sunk in iniquity, lost in iniquity, steeped in iniquity, incorrigible, irreclaimable, obdurate, reprobate, past praying for, culpable, reprehensible, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexcusable, inexpiable, unpardonable, irremissible, weak, frail, lax, infirm, imperfect, indiscrete, demoralizing, degrading, wrong, sinfully, without excuse, Int, O tempora!, O mores!, alitur vitium vivitque tegendo, genus est mortis male vivere, mala mens malus animus, nemo repente fuit turpissimus, the trail of the serpent is over them all, to sanction vice and hunt decorum down.

VB be vicious, sin, commit sin, do amiss, err, transgress, misdemean oneself, forget oneself, misconduct oneself, misdo, misbehave, fall, lapse, slip, trip, offend, trespass, deviate from the line of duty, deviate from the path of virtue, take a wrong course, go astray, hug a sin, hug a fault, sow one's wild oats, render vicious, demoralize, brutalize, corrupt.

Guilt

N guilt, guiltiness, culpability, criminality, criminousness, deviation from rectitude, sinfulness, misconduct, misbehavior, misdoing, misdeed, malpractice, fault, sin, error, transgression, dereliction, delinquency, indiscretion, lapse, slip, trip, faux pas, peccadillo, flaw, blot, omission, failing, failure, break, bad break!, capital crime, delictum, offense, trespass, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision, malefaction, malfeasance, malversation, crime, felony, enormity, atrocity, outrage, deadly sin, mortal sin, deed without a name, corpus delicti, guilty, to blame, culpable, peccable, in fault, at fault, censurable, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, illaudable, weighed in the balance and found wanting, exceptionable, in flagrante delicto, red-handed, in the very act, with one's hand in the cookie jar, cui prodest scelus in fecit, culpam paena premit comes, O would the deed were good!, responsibility prevents crimes se judice nemo noce, so many laws argues so many sins.


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