Definition of sinful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsinfəl/


1Wicked and immoral; committing or characterized by the committing of sins: sinful men a sinful way of life
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  • Because of the corruption of human reason, which took place in the Fall, humanity has a tendency, not merely to err, but to make wicked, sinful choices.
  • But we live in a fallen, sinful world in which sin invades family units as it does all other aspects of society.
  • Certainly, the real reason man lives wickedly or violently is his corrupt sinful nature.
immoral, wicked, (morally) wrong, wrongful, evil, bad, iniquitous, corrupt, criminal, nefarious, depraved, degenerate
1.1Highly reprehensible: a sinful waste
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  • As if I'm wasting time and its sinful to waste anything.
  • And the public desire for scandal is itself sinful.
  • Now there is nothing immediately sinful about the process except that it probably wastes a lot of research time.
reprehensible, scandalous, disgraceful, deplorable, shameful, criminal



Pronunciation: /ˈsinfəlē/
Example sentences
  • You can't leave without savouring the sinfully delicious truffle, clothed in dark chocolate and served in a tiny espresso cup.
  • Remember to save some space for the mouthwatering dessert specials - cheesecake, or a sinfully sweet kiwi delicacy - and finish off the evening with freshly brewed coffee or tea.
  • And even that is not exactly true as the most diehard roots musician will have been influenced by some sinfully classic session that came out of a studio in Music City at some point.


Pronunciation: /ˈsinfəlnəs/
Example sentences
  • I hate all death represents, our fallenness, weakness, sinfulness, corruptness etc.
  • During this time he allows Jesus to soak up all of his sinfulness and depravity and then to fill him with the presence of Holy Spirit.
  • These words directly acknowledge the reality of systemic evil and individual sinfulness.


Old English synfull (see sin1, -ful).

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Syllabification: sin·ful

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