deadly sins


plural noun

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

Nearby words

  1. deadline,
  2. deadlock,
  3. deadlocked,
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  5. deadly nightshade,
  6. deadman,
  7. deadpan,
  8. deadrise,
  9. deadweight,
  10. deadweight tonnage

Origin of deadly sins

1300–50; Middle English deedly synnes

Also called seven deadly sins, capital sins.

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British Dictionary definitions for deadly sins

deadly sins

pl n

theol the sins of pride, covetousness, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth
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