Definition of sinful in English:

sinful

Line breaks: sin¦ful
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

1Wicked and immoral; committing or characterized by the committing of sins: sinful men a sinful way of life
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
immoral, wicked, wrong, morally wrong, wrongful, evil, bad, iniquitous, corrupt, ungodly, godless, unholy, irreligious, unrighteous, sacrilegious, profane, blasphemous, impious, irreverent, criminal, nefarious, depraved, degenerate, perverted, erring, fallen, impure, sullied, tainted
rare peccable
1.1Highly reprehensible: a sinful waste
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
reprehensible, scandalous, disgraceful, deplorable, shameful, criminal, iniquitous

Origin

Old English synfull (see sin1, -ful).

Derivatives

sinfully

adverb
More 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.

sinfulness

noun
More 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.
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