mortal sin

Definitions of mortal sin

n an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace

“theologians list seven mortal sins
deadly sin
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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