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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


Synonymssinning


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


Synonymssine


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.


Synonymshell


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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