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English definition of “sin”


noun [C or U]     /sɪn/
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 .SinMorally wrong and evilDishonest sinless     /-ləs/ adjective
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