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Synonyms for venial
ˈvi ni əl, ˈvin yəlve·nial

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  1. venialadjective

    Pardonable; able to be forgiven

    A venial sin.

    Antonyms:
    mortal

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. venial

    Venial (Latin venia, pardon) signifies capable of being pardoned, and, in common use, capable of being readily pardoned, easily overlooked. Aside from its technical ecclesiastical use, venial is always understood as marking some fault comparatively slight or trivial. A venial offense is one readily overlooked; a pardonable offense requires more serious consideration, but on deliberation is found to be susceptible of pardon. Excusable is scarcely applied to offenses, but to matters open to doubt or criticism rather than direct censure; so used, it often falls little short of justifiable; as, I think, under those circumstances, his action was excusable. Protestants do not recognize the distinction between venial and mortal sins. Venial must not be confounded with the very different word VENAL. Compare VENAL.

    Synonyms:
    excusable, pardonable, slight, trivial

    Antonyms:
    inexcusable, inexpiable, mortal, unjustifiable, unpardonable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. venial

    Synonyms:
    pardonable, excusable, remissible, justifiable

    Antonyms:
    unpardonable, inexcusable, irremissible, mortal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. minor, venialadjective

    warranting only temporal punishment

    "venial sin"

    Synonyms:
    nonaged, small, minor(ip), underage, forgivable, modest, minor, small-scale, pocket-size, excusable, pocket-sized

    Antonyms:
    unpardonable

  2. excusable, forgivable, venialadjective

    easily excused or forgiven

    "a venial error"

    Synonyms:
    excusable, forgivable, minor

    Antonyms:
    unpardonable

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. venialadjective

    Synonyms:
    excusable, pardonable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. venialadjective

    Synonyms:
    pardonable

    Antonyms:
    unpardonable

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How to use venial in a sentence?

  1. Francis de Sales:

    Marital intercourse is certainly holy, lawful and praiseworthy in itself and profitable to society, yet in certain circumstances it can prove dangerous, as when through excess the soul is made sick with venial sin, or through the violation and perversion of its primary end, killed by mortal sin; such perversion, detestable in proportion to its departure from the true order, being always mortal sin, for it is never lawful to exclude the primary end of marriage which is the procreation of children.

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