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Synonyms for sin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sin, sinfulness, wickedness(noun)

    estrangement from god

    sinfulness, ugliness, iniquity, hell, immorality, dark, sine, wickedness, evil, darkness, sliminess, repulsiveness, sinning, lousiness, nefariousness, loathsomeness, vileness

  2. sin, sinning(noun)

    an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will

    wickedness, sinfulness, sine, sinning, hell

  3. sine, sin(noun)

    ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle

    wickedness, hell, sine, sinning, sinfulness

  4. Sin(noun)

    (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna

    wickedness, sinfulness, sine, sinning, hell

  5. sin(noun)

    the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet

    wickedness, sinfulness, sine, sinning, hell

  6. sin, hell(verb)

    violent and excited activity

    "they began to fight like sin"

    hellhole, sinfulness, netherworld, blaze, infernal region, nether region, sine, wickedness, pit, underworld, the pits, perdition, sinning, inferno, hell, snake pit, hell on earth

  7. sin, transgress, trespass(verb)

    commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

    violate, breach, overstep, intrude, infract, goof, boob, offend, trespass, drop the ball, break, blunder, go against, transgress, take advantage

  8. drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goof(verb)

    commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

    "I blundered during the job interview"

    blurt, blurt out, goof, boob, blunder out, ejaculate, trespass, drop the ball, fumble, blunder, transgress


  1. Sin(propernoun)


  2. Sin(propernoun)

    The god of the moon in Sumerian mythology.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sin

    Sin is any lack of holiness, any defect of moral purity and truth, whether in heart or life, whether of commission or omission. "All unrighteousness is sin," 1 John v, 17. Transgression, as its etymology indicates, is the stepping over a specific enactment, whether of God or man, ordinarily by overt act, but in the broadest sense, in volition or desire. Sin may be either act or state; transgression is always an act, mental or physical. Crime is often used for a flagrant violation of right, but in the technical sense denotes specific violation of human law. Guilt is desert of and exposure to punishment because of sin. Depravity denotes not any action, but a perverted moral condition from which any act of sin may proceed. Sin in the generic sense, as denoting a state of heart, is synonymous with depravity; in the specific sense, as in the expression a sin, the term may be synonymous with transgression, crime, offense, misdeed, etc., or may denote some moral activity that could not be characterized by terms so positive. Immorality denotes outward violation of the moral law. Sin is thus the broadest word, and immorality next in scope; all crimes, properly so called, and all immoralities, are sins; but there may be sin, as ingratitude, which is neither crime, transgression, nor immorality; and there may be immorality which is not crime, as falsehood. Compare CRIMINAL.

    Compare synonyms for VIRTUE.

    crime, criminality, delinquency, depravity, evil, fault, guilt, ill-doing, immorality, iniquity, misdeed, offense, transgression, ungodliness, unrighteousness, vice, viciousness, wickedness, wrong, wrong-doing

    blamelessness, excellence, godliness, goodness, holiness, innocence, integrity, morality, purity, rectitude, right, righteousness, sinlessness, uprightness, virtue

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sin

    transgression, iniquity, unrighteousness, ungodliness, wickedness, evil, impurity, crime, wrongdoing, ungodliness

    sinlessness, obedience, holiness, righteousness, purity, godliness, goodness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sin(n.)

    offence (against the divine law), iniquity, unrighteousness, wickedness, wrong, CRIME, transgression, delinquency

  2. sin(v. n.)

    trespass, do wrong

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sin(n)

    iniquity, transgression, wickedness, delinquency, peccadillo, offense, peccancy, unrighteousness

    Associated words:
    ponerology, hamartiology, peccable, peccability, peccant, peccavi, impeccable, impeccability

  2. sin(v)

    do wrong, trespass, transgress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sin":

    sian, nas, evil-doing, chung-kai, immortal, sin-offering, sinner, fairy, xian, without, pity, evil


  1. List of known nicknames for "Sin":

    Actavius Mills, 橋本慎

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SIN

    See Squamous intraepithelial neoplasia

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How to use sin in a sentence?

  1. Julian of Norwich:

    Sin is behovely, but all shall be well...

  2. Mary Baker Eddy:

    A wicked mortal is not the idea of God. He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life's idea, Truth and Truth's idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal.

  3. Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle:

    If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The new commandment is that, it's a sin to disbelieve in yourself.

  5. Baldo Prokurica:

    It seems to me, to say the least, a sin that companies with lithium holdings like this are not even working them, what has been missing here is the will to move forward.

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