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English noun: sin

1. sin (attribute) estrangement from god

Synonymssinfulness, wickedness

Broader (hypernym)unrighteousness

Narrower (hyponym)mark of Cain

2. sin (act) an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will


Broader (hypernym)evildoing, transgression

Narrower (hyponym)actual sin, deadly sin, fall, mortal sin, original sin, venial sin

3. sin ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle


Broader (hypernym)circular function, trigonometric function

4. Sin (person) (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna

Instance hypernymSemitic deity

Domain regionMesopotamia

5. sin (communication) the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Broader (hypernym)alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet

Part meronymHebraic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew script

6. sin (act) violent and excited activity

SamplesThey began to fight like sin.


Broader (hypernym)activity

Domain usagecolloquialism

English verb: sin

1. sin (social) commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

Synonymstransgress, trespass

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate

Narrower (hyponym)fall

2. sin (social) commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

SamplesI blundered during the job interview.

Synonymsblunder, boob, drop the ball, goof

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate

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