sinful

[ sin-fuhl ]
/ ˈsɪn fəl /

adjective

characterized by, guilty of, or full of sin; wicked: a sinful life.

Nearby words

  1. sinew,
  2. sinewy,
  3. sinfjotli,
  4. sinfonia,
  5. sinfonietta,
  6. sinfully,
  7. sing,
  8. sing a different tune,
  9. sing along,
  10. sing for one's supper

Origin of sinful

before 900; Middle English; Old English synfull. See sin1, -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for sinful

sinful

/ (ˈsɪnfʊl) /

adjective

having committed or tending to commit sina sinful person
characterized by or being a sina sinful act
Derived Formssinfully, adverbsinfulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for sinful

sinful

adj.

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.

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