- characterized by, guilty of, or full of sin; wicked: a sinful life.
Origin of sinful
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iniquitous, depraved, evil, immoral, corrupt.
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Examples from the Web for sinful
Alcohol and sugar, even in moderate amounts, are not only sinful but poisonous.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze
January 9, 2015
And now, as a part of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, North Carolina is about to have the sinful practice foisted on it.Who Are the Judicial Activists Now?
October 7, 2014
It is a festival of joy for being created this way after centuries of being told that we are sinful, loathsome, and disgusting.June, The Month When Pride Isn’t a Sin
June 22, 2014
“They say that drinking is haram,” or sinful under Islamic law.With New Turkish Liquor Ban, Raki Goes Underground
June 13, 2014
The group takes its name from a phrase meaning “Western education is sinful.”Up to Speed: What’s Happening to Nigeria’s Kidnapped Girls?
May 7, 2014
She had to sacrifice her sinful and shameful affections; no more.Little Dorrit
Do you not begin to feel prayer is really the help for this sinful world?The Ministry of Intercession
I am not a devil, but only a sinful woman who has lost her way, not figuratively but literally!'
Why does the whole world, with all its delights, exist if it is sinful and must be renounced?
He fled in fear the fatal scourge, seeking shelter, a sinful man, and entered in.Beowulf
- having committed or tending to commit sina sinful person
- characterized by or being a sina sinful act
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Word Origin and History for sinful
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