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venialadjective

uk   /ˈviː.ni.əl/ us   /ˈviː.ni.əl/ formal
If a wrong action is venial, it is not serious and therefore easy to forgive: a venial sin/error Note: Do not confuse with venal.
(Definition of venial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (错误行为)轻微的,可以原谅的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (錯誤行為)輕微的,可以原諒的…
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