What is sin?

  • (noun): Ratio of the opposite side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle.
    Synonyms: sine
    See also — Additional definitions below


In Abrahamic contexts, sin is the act of violating God's will. Sin can also be viewed as anything within individuals that violates the ideal relationship between them and God.

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Some articles on sin:

Elexis Sinclaire
... Elexis Sinclaire is a fictional character in the SiN first-person shooter video game series by Ritual Entertainment and Sin The Movie, an anime film ... powerful mad scientist who is the main antagonist character in the SiN series ...
... an end to producing in them an awareness of, and sense of guilt for, their sins, a recognition of their need for God's forgiveness, repentance (i.e ... the disposition to turn away from their sin)) and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord ... The Holy Spirit will convince the world of sin ...
Ivan Busic - Discography
... Platina - Platina (1986) ... The Key - A Chave do Sol (1987) ...
Dante Innferno - Overview and Vestibule of Hell
... Each sin's punishment in Inferno is a contrapasso, a symbolic instance of poetic justice for example, fortune-tellers have to walk forward with their heads ... This symbolizes the sting of their conscience and the repugnance of sin ... fitting their crimes each sinner is afflicted for all of eternity by the chief sin he committed ...

More definitions of "sin":

  • (noun): Violent and excited activity.
    Example: "They began to fight like sin"
    Synonyms: hell
  • (verb): Commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake.
    Synonyms: blunder, boob, goof
  • (noun): An act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will.
    Synonyms: sinning
  • (verb): Commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law.
    Synonyms: transgress, trespass
  • (noun): (Akkadian) god of the moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna.
  • (noun): The 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Famous quotes containing the word sin:

    The sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that without the shedding of blood there is no remission.
    James A. Garfield (1831–1881)

    People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it.
    Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733)

    Who are you to condemn another’s sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it, espouses it.
    Georges Bernanos (1888–1948)