deadly sins

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plural noun
  1. the seven sins of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.

Origin of deadly sins

1
1300–50; Middle English deedly synnes
  • Also called seven deadly sins, capital sins .

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How to use deadly sins in a sentence

  • It required man, with his imagination, aided by his mastery of matter, to invent the deadly sins.

British Dictionary definitions for deadly sins

deadly sins

pl n
  1. theol the sins of pride, covetousness, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth

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