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sin

noun [C or U] uk   /sɪn/ us  
C2 the offence of breaking, or the breaking of, a religious or moral law: to commit/confess a sin He thinks a lot about sin. [+ to infinitive] informal I think it's a sin (= is morally wrong) to waste food, when so many people in the world are hungry.humorous For my sins (= as if it were a punishment), I'm organizing the office party this year.
sinless
adjective uk   /-ləs/ us  

sin

uk   /sɪn/ us  
written abbreviation for sine

sin

verb [I] uk   /sɪn/ (-nn-) us  
to break a religious or moral law
sinner
noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪn.ər/ us    //
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