deadly sin

deadly sin
noun Date: 13th century one of seven sins of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth held to be fatal to spiritual progress

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  • deadly sin — /dɛdli ˈsɪn/ (say dedlee sin) noun 1. (plural) → seven deadly sins. 2. → mortal sin …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Sloth (deadly sin) — In the Christian moral tradition, sloth (Latin: acedia , accidia , pigritia ) is one of the seven capital sins, often called the seven deadly sins; these sins are called the capital sins because they destroy charity in the person s heart and thus …   Wikipedia

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