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  1. Sinnoun


  2. Sinnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sin, sinfulness, wickednessnoun

    estrangement from god

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

  2. sin, sinningnoun

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

    wickedness, sinfulness, sine, sinning, hell

  3. sine, sinnoun

    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. Sinnoun

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

    wickedness, sinfulness, sine, sinning, hell

  5. sinnoun

    the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet

    wickedness, sinfulness, sine, sinning, hell

  6. sin, hellverb

    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, trespassverb

    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, goofverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sinnoun

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

  2. sinverb

    trespass, do wrong

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sinnoun

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

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

  2. sinverb

    do wrong, trespass, transgress


  1. List of known nicknames for "Sin":

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  1. Paula Poundstone:

    The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.

  2. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    There is a Cosmic Law, don’t forget! What we Give, is what we Get. So, we MUST know that if we Sin, we will Suffer, we will never Win.

  3. Pearl Bailey:

    The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.

  4. Ryan Pack:

    Human rights: The only human rights any person should ever have is the rights that are just, morally right. For example the freedom of speech, the freedom of expression, the freedom of the press. Those are just a few rights every one should have, however even these rights need to be used in just ways. People can't run around doing whatever they want just because they have freedom, otherwise you get violence, crime, sin, injustice, tragedy, suffering, death and Hell.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    If God can truly forgive any type of sin willingly, then why did He cause His own son to be killed for the sins of other people?

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