- a person who sins; transgressor.
Origin of sinner
Examples from the Web for sinner
Essentially, Pope Francis is urging Christians to “love the sinner, but hate the sin.”Is Pope Francis Backpedaling on Gays?
November 19, 2014
As part of the “love the sinner, hate the sin” culture, many townspeople are still polite and cordial to their faces.Mississippi Is Hell for These Lesbians
August 8, 2014
Leila Hatami pecked the director of the Cannes Film Festival and was quickly denounced as a sinner by hardliners at home.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public
May 23, 2014
I never was one,” he insisted—“even on the basis of an earthly definition of a saint as a sinner who keeps trying.Mandela: The Miracle Maker
December 5, 2013
The third reason I think Richard Dawkins is a secret believer is because he, like me, is a sinner.Richard Dawkins May Be a Christian in Disguise, Even to Himself
November 3, 2013
It seems impossible for Shakespeare to believe that the sinner can punish sin.The Man Shakespeare
In general, the sinner is not the man who sets out in life to be wicked.The Call of the Twentieth Century
David Starr Jordan
Though every sinner be ungrateful, yet every sinner is not a monster of ingratitude.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Saint and sinner, ascetic and worldling, united in its practice.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
The sinner is only a being who is without strength because he is lacking in grace.Initiation into Philosophy
Word Origin and History for sinner
mid-14c., agent noun from sin (v.). Old English had synngiend in this sense.