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, shameful, ungodly, unholy, unregenerate, unrighteous, vicious, vile, wicked, wrong; concepts 545,548 —Ant. honest, moral, righteous, upright

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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 — [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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