Definition of deadly sin in English:

deadly sin

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  • (In Christian tradition) a sin regarded as leading to damnation, especially one of a traditional list of seven. See the seven deadly sins at seven.
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    • But what should today's list of deadly sins include?
    • But as someone who has been known to buy new underwear to avoid having to do a load of wash, I believe sloth should be stricken from the list of deadly sins.
    • Based on a book by Maurine Dallas Watkins about a true story from 1926, it rollicks with elements of pretty well all seven of the deadly sins.

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