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Meaning of “sin” - Learner’s Dictionary

sin

noun     /sɪn/
RELIGION [C, U] something that is against the rules of a religion: the sin of prideSin
MORALLY WRONG [no plural] informal something that you should not do because it is morally wrong: You've only got one life and it's a sin to waste it.PhilosophyMorally wrong and evilDishonest
Translations of “sin”
in Arabic ذَنْب, مَعْصية, خَطيئة…
in Korean 죄…
in Malaysian dosa…
in French péché, mal…
in Turkish günah, ahlaka aykırı şey…
in Italian peccato…
in Chinese (Traditional) (違反宗教戒律或道德規範的)罪,罪過…
in Russian грех…
in Polish grzech…
in Vietnamese tội lỗi…
in Spanish pecado…
in Portuguese pecado…
in Thai บาป…
in German die Sünde…
in Catalan pecat…
in Japanese 罪, 罪悪…
in Indonesian dosa…
in Chinese (Simplified) (违反宗教戒律或道德规范的)罪,罪过…
(Definition of sin noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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