deadly sin

Definitions of deadly sin
  1. noun
    an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace
    synonyms: mortal sin
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    Antonyms:
    venial sin
    a pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace
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    pride, superbia
    unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    envy, invidia
    spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    avarice, avaritia, covetousness, greed, rapacity
    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    acedia, laziness, sloth
    apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    anger, ira, ire, wrath
    belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    gluttony, gula, overeating
    eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    lust, luxuria
    self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness
    overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
    type of:
    sin, sinning
    an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
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