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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 sinning in the sense of this definition

(sinning 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 sinning ) a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity

"a fall from virtue"

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

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

"theologians list seven mortal sins"

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

Definition 2: transgressing a moral or divine law - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most sinning soul alive

(sinning is similar to ...) offending against or breaking a law or rule

"contracts offending against the statute were canceled"

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