see also: Sin, SIN
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (theology) A violation of God's will or religious law.
    As a Christian, I think this is a sin against God.
  2. A misdeed.
  3. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
    • Bible, 2 Corinthians v. 21
      He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
  4. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person.
    • 1613, William Shakespeare; [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene i]:
      Thy ambition, / Thou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land / Of noble Buckingham.
  5. A flaw.
    No movie is without sin.
Synonyms Verb

sin (sins, present participle sinning; past and past participle sinned)

  1. (intransitive, theology) To commit a sin.
  • IPA: /sɪn/, /siːn/

sin (plural sins)

  1. A letter of the Hebrew alphabet; שׂ
  2. A letter of the Arabic alphabet; س

sin (plural sins)

  1. A traditional tube skirt worn by Lao and Thai women, particularly northern Thai and northeastern Thai women.

Proper noun
  1. (Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian mythology) The god of the moon.
  • (Sumerian equivalent) Nanna

Proper noun
  1. Abbreviation of Sinaloa#English|Sinaloa, A state of Mexico.

sin (plural sins)

  1. (Canada) Initialism of social insurance number#English|social insurance number, an identification number issued by the government of Canada.

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