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ˈvi ni əl, ˈvin yəlve·nial

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  1. venialadjective

    Pardonable; able to be forgiven

    A venial sin.

    Antonyms:
    mortal

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  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

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  1. venial

    Synonyms:
    pardonable, excusable, remissible, justifiable

    Antonyms:
    unpardonable, inexcusable, irremissible, mortal

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  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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  1. venialadjective

    Synonyms:
    excusable, pardonable

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  1. venialadjective

    Synonyms:
    pardonable

    Antonyms:
    unpardonable

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