Synonyms of 'sin'
sineSin can be forgiven, but never condoned.
moral arguments about the wickedness of nuclear weapons
They have sunk to new levels of wickedness.
I intend to right the wrong done to you.
We are being attacked by the forces of evil.
Much of the city's crime revolves around protection rackets.
Forgive us our trespasses.
She described the killings as a blasphemy before God.
a reflection of our society's immorality
iniquity, , , ,
He rails against the iniquities of capitalism.
any offence against a principle or standardWas it a sin to have believed too much in themselves?
He has committed no crime and poses no danger to the public.
It is a criminal offence to sell goods which are unsafe.
misdemeanour, , ,
She knew nothing about her husband's misdemeanours.
The authorities haven't found any evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
the alleged financial misdeeds of his government
tales of the candidate's alleged past transgressions
act of evil,
to commit a sinThey charged him with sinning against God and man.
We should be confident that justice is done to those who transgress.
alleged criminals who offend while on bail
If he errs again, he will be severely punished.
Forgive those who trespass against us.
fall from grace,
commit a sin,
related mania hamartiomania
related phobia hamartiophobia
See Seven deadly sins
subject word lists
I count religion but a childish toy
And hold there is no sin but ignorance – The 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 – King 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 – Time and Tide]There's no such thing as an original sin – I'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 – Le Tartuffe]
Old sins cast long shadows
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in the sense of blasphemy
behaviour or language that shows disrespect for God or sacred thingsShe described the killings as a blasphemy before God.
in the sense of err
to sinIf he errs again, he will be severely punished.
in the sense of evil
a force or power that brings about wickedness and harmWe are being attacked by the forces of evil.
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Thesaurus for sin from the Collins English Thesaurus
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