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[sin-fuh l] /ˈsɪn fəl/
characterized by, guilty of, or full of sin; wicked:
a sinful life.
Origin of sinful
before 900; Middle English; Old English synfull. See sin1, -ful
Related forms
sinfully, adverb
sinfulness, noun
unsinful, adjective
unsinfully, adverb
unsinfulness, noun
iniquitous, depraved, evil, immoral, corrupt. Unabridged
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  • Now society will and must become healthier; we shall not always abuse our bodies as sinfully as we now do.

  • Vows about trifles (not unlawful) must be kept though they are sinfully made.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • Sure He is right; and if it contradict my mistaken and sinfully erroneous account of I myself, ah!

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • He is most sinfully slothful who is most voluntarily slothful.

  • She was reveling in intellectual enjoyment, as sinfully I daresay as some folk revel in more material delights.

    Caves of Terror Talbot Mundy
  • She will find an Irish Assembly not only strikingly but, one might almost add, sinfully conservative in matters of taxation.

  • You sinfully ignore ‘the weightier matters of the law, judgment, justice, and mercy!’

    Memories of Bethany John Ross Macduff
British Dictionary definitions for sinfully


having committed or tending to commit sin: a sinful person
characterized by or being a sin: a sinful act
Derived Forms
sinfully, adverb
sinfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sinfully



Old English synnfull "full of sin, wicked, unholy, contrary to the laws of God;" see sin (n.) + -ful. Weakened sense of "contrary to propriety or decency" is from 1863. Related: Sinfully; sinfulness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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