sin

sin1 S2 [sın] n
[: Old English; Origin: synn]
1.) [U and C]
an action that is against religious rules and is considered to be an offence against God
sin of
the sin of pride
She needed to confess her sins and ask for forgiveness.
He knew that he had committed a terrible sin .
the seven deadly sins
(=seven bad feelings or desires, in the Christian religion)
2.) informal a sin
something that you think is very wrong
it is a sin (to do sth)
There's so much lovely food here, it would be a sin to waste it.
3.) live in sin
old-fashioned if two people live in sin, they live together in a sexual relationship without being married
4.) as miserable/ugly/guilty as sin
especially BrE spoken very unhappy, ugly, or guilty
I saw Margaret this morning looking as miserable as sin.
5.) for my sins
especially BrE spoken an expression used to suggest jokingly that you have to do something as a punishment
I work at head office now, for my sins.
→↑sinful
cover/hide a multitude of sins atmultitude, ↑cardinal sin, mortal sin, original sin
sin 2
sin2 past tense and past participle sinned present participle sinning
v
1.) to do something that is against religious rules and is considered to be an offence against God
sin against
You have sinned against God.
2.) be more sinned against than sinning
[i]old-fashioned used to say that someone should not be blamed for what they have done wrong, because they have been badly treated by other people
sin 3
sin3 technical
the written abbreviation of sine

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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