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sinful

[sin-fuhl]
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  1. characterized by, guilty of, or full of sin; wicked: a sinful life.
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Origin of sinful

before 900; Middle English; Old English synfull. See sin1, -ful
Related formssin·ful·ly, adverbsin·ful·ness, nounun·sin·ful, adjectiveun·sin·ful·ly, adverbun·sin·ful·ness, noun

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immorallyunjustlywickedlywrongly

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sinful

adjective
  1. having committed or tending to commit sina sinful person
  2. characterized by or being a sina sinful act
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Derived Formssinfully, adverbsinfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sinfully

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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