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Definition 1: an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for sin in the sense of this definition

(sin is a kind of ...) the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

"the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"

(... is a kind of sin ) a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity

"a fall from virtue"

(... is a kind of sin ) a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin)

(... is a kind of sin ) a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam

"Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden"

(... is a kind of sin ) an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace

"theologians list seven mortal sins"

(... is a kind of sin ) a pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace

Definition 2: estrangement from god - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for sin in the sense of this definition

(sin is a kind of ...) failure to adhere to moral principles

"forgave us our sins and cleansed us of all unrighteousness"

(... is a kind of sin ) the mark that God set upon Cain now refers to a person's sinful nature

Definition 3: the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet - [noun denoting communication]

(sin is a kind of ...) the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech

"his grandmother taught him his letters"

(... is part of sin) a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino)

Definition 4: (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna - [noun denoting person]

(sin is an instance of ...) a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites

(sin belongs to a domain located in ...) the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq

Definition 5: ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for sin in the sense of this definition

(sin is a kind of ...) function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle

Synonyms for sin in the sense of this definition

(sin is a kind of ...) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

"offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law" "break a promise"

(... is a kind of sin ) yield to temptation or sin

"Adam and Eve fell"

Samples where sin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I blundered during the job interview

Synonyms for sin in the sense of this definition

(sin is a kind of ...) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

"offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law" "break a promise"

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