Sinful

  • 1 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 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

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

    English World dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 sinful — adjective 1) sinful conduct Syn: immoral, wicked, (morally) wrong, wrongful, evil, bad, iniquitous, corrupt, criminal, nefarious, depraved, degenerate Ant: virtuous 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 sinful — UK [ˈsɪnf(ə)l] / US [ˈsɪnfəl] adjective morally wrong or bad sinful behaviour It s sinful how you waste money. Derived words: sinfully adverb sinfulness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 14 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 > • sinfully adverb • sinfulness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 sinful — sinfully, adv. sinfulness, n. /sin feuhl/, adj. characterized by, guilty of, or full of sin; wicked: a sinful life. [bef. 900; ME; OE synfull. See SIN1, FUL] Syn. iniquitous, depraved, evil, immoral, corrupt. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 sinful — adjective a) of or relating to sin b) morally wrong …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 sinful — Synonyms and related words: aberrant, abnormal, abominable, amiss, arrant, atrocious, bad, base, black, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, corrupt, criminal, culpable, damnable, dark, delinquent, demonic, depraved, deviant, disgraceful …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 sinful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. iniquitous, wicked; ungodly, impious. See wrong. Ant., sinless. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. erring, immoral, corrupt, bad; see wicked 1 , 2 , wrong 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. bad, evil,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 sinful — adj. RG. 173, 405 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 20 sinful — sin·ful || sɪnfÊŠl adj. immoral, wicked, ungodly, full of or marked by sin …

    English contemporary dictionary