sinful
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. tainted with, marked by, or full of sin ; wicked 2. such as to make one feel guilty <
a sinful chocolate cake
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sinfully adverbsinfulness noun

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  • Sinful — Sin ful, a. [AAS. synfull.] Tainted with, or full of, sin; wicked; iniquitous; criminal; unholy; as, sinful men; sinful thoughts. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity. Isa. i. 4. [1913 Webster] {Sin ful*ly} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sinful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) wicked and immoral. 2) highly reprehensible: a sinful waste. DERIVATIVES sinfully adverb sinfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sinful — index arrant (onerous), bad (offensive), delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), depraved, diabolic, disgraceful …   Law dictionary

  • sinful — O.E. synnfull; see SIN (Cf. sin) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Sinfully; sinfulness …   Etymology dictionary

  • sinful — [adj] immoral, criminal amiss, bad, base, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, corrupt, culpable, damnable, demeritorious, depraved, disgraceful, erring, evil, guilty, iniquitous, irreligious, low, morally wrong, reprehensible, reprobate …   New thesaurus

  • sinful — [sin′fəl] adj. full of or characterized by sin; wicked; immoral sinfully adv. sinfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • sinful — adj. sinful to + inf. (it is sinful to waste so much food) * * * [ sɪnf(ə)l] sinful to + inf. (it is sinful to waste so much food) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sinful — [[t]sɪ̱nfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as sinful, you mean that they are wicked or immoral. I am a sinful man, Magda, he said quietly. ...this is a sinful world... He reminded us that smoking was sinful. Syn: wicked… …   English dictionary

  • sinful — sin|ful [ˈsınfəl] adj 1.) against religious rules, or doing something that is against religious rules →↑wicked ▪ Dancing was believed to be sinful. ▪ a wicked, sinful man 2.) very wrong or bad ▪ a sinful waste of taxpayers money >sinfully adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sinful — adjective 1 literary or biblical morally wrong or guilty of doing something morally wrong: a sinful man | Even within marriage they believed it was sinful to seek pleasure in sex. 2 very wrong or bad: a sinful waste of taxpayers money sinfully… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sinful — sin|ful [ sınfəl ] adjective morally wrong or bad: sinful behavior It s sinful how you waste money. ╾ sin|ful|ly adverb ╾ sin|ful|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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