English Thesaurus
(noun) 
Definition
sine
Sin can be forgiven, but never condoned.
Synonyms
wickedness
moral arguments about the wickedness of nuclear weapons
They have sunk to new levels of wickedness.
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wrong
I intend to right the wrong done to you.
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evil
We are being attacked by the forces of evil.
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crime
Much of the city's crime revolves around protection rackets.
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trespass
Forgive us our trespasses.
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blasphemy
She described the killings as a blasphemy before God.
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immorality
a reflection of our society's immorality
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iniquity
He rails against the iniquities of capitalism.
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sinfulness
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unrighteousness
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ungodliness
(noun) 
Definition
any offence against a principle or standard
Was it a sin to have believed too much in themselves?
Synonyms
crime
He has committed no crime and poses no danger to the public.
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offence
It is a criminal offence to sell goods which are unsafe.
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misdemeanour
She knew nothing about her husband's misdemeanours.
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wrongdoing
The authorities haven't found any evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
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misdeed
the alleged financial misdeeds of his government
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transgression
tales of the candidate's alleged past transgressions
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act of evil
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(verb) 
Definition
to commit a sin
They charged him with sinning against God and man.
Synonyms
transgress
We should be confident that justice is done to those who transgress.
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offend
alleged criminals who offend while on bail
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err
If he errs again, he will be severely punished.
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trespass (archaic)
Forgive those who trespass against us.
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fall from grace
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go astray
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commit a sin
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do wrong

related words

related mania hamartiomania
related phobia hamartiophobia

subject word lists

See Seven deadly sins

Quotations

I count religion but a childish toy
And hold there is no sin but ignorance
[Christopher MarloweThe Jew of Malta]
Be sure your sin will find you out [Bible: Numbers]The wages of sin is death [Bible: Romans]more sinn'd against than sinning [William ShakespeareKing Lear]All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life [Rebecca WestTime and Tide]There's no such thing as an original sin [Elvis CostelloI'm not Angry]Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow [Bible: Isaiah]If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us [Bible: I John]It is public scandal that constitutes offence, and to sin in secret is not to sin at all [MolièreLe Tartuffe]

proverb

Old sins cast long shadows

Additional synonyms

in the sense of blasphemy
Definition
behaviour or language that shows disrespect for God or sacred things
She described the killings as a blasphemy before God.
Synonyms
cursing,
profanation,
profaneness,
impiousness
in the sense of err
Definition
to sin
If he errs again, he will be severely punished.
Synonyms
sin,
do wrong,
go astray,
be out of order,
blot your copybook (informal)
in the sense of evil
Definition
a force or power that brings about wickedness and harm
We are being attacked by the forces of evil.
Synonyms

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