Definition of sinful in English:

sinful

adjective

  • 1Wicked and immoral; committing or characterized by the committing of sins.

    ‘sinful men’
    ‘a sinful way of life’
    • ‘Once Adam disobeyed God, however, we became a fallen and sinful race living in a cursed world.’
    • ‘Their views are the result of a fallen and sinful human nature, of rampant egotism and arrogance, and nothing more.’
    • ‘Instead of the hymns of the Vedas to Brahma, embrace the righteous conduct of Dharma, and renounce sinful actions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Do not quench it by foolish unbelief and sinful defiance of our loving Saviour.’
    • ‘We are dealing not with angelic beings but with fallen, sinful human nature.’
    • ‘I am not saying we are more sinful or more evil than previous generations, but that we are more modern.’
    • ‘Leading another person into a sinful action is wrong and also sinful.’
    • ‘The scale indicates the degree to which respondents feel that the world and the people in it are evil or sinful.’
    • ‘Thus Ash Wednesday helps worshiping believers confront our sinful nature as we recall our mortality.’
    • ‘The Talmud thus teaches us that corruption is not only wrong and sinful, but actually unnatural.’
    • ‘Certainly, the real reason man lives wickedly or violently is his corrupt sinful nature.’
    • ‘But we live in a fallen, sinful world in which sin invades family units as it does all other aspects of society.’
    • ‘Or it may come as we face the battle against fallen, sinful desires within our own hearts.’
    • ‘Faraday had been brought up to believe that people, though capable of many good things, are basically corrupt and sinful.’
    • ‘The City of Man is a world of profound imperfection, peopled by fallen, sinful beings who can only hope for ultimate citizenship in the City of God through an earthly life of piety.’
    • ‘Whenever God manifests himself to sinful man through the Holy Spirit, it means condemnation for the flesh.’
    • ‘We may believe that His saving work is so effective that there is no sin that cannot be forgiven and no sinner too sinful to be cleansed.’
    • ‘It is the difference between the authority of the inspired, inerrant Word of God and that of unbelieving, sinful man.’
    • ‘Galatians 6:7-8 tells us that in time we shall reap corruption from our sinful habits.’
    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
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    1. 1.1 Highly reprehensible.
      ‘a sinful waste’
      • ‘Oh, it's fine for her to waste food on a level I can only describe as sinful but God forbid we should be wasting light bulbs or toilet paper.’
      • ‘Everyone took turns yelling at and reprimanding Venus for her unhealthy, sinful, and deplorable actions.’
      • ‘As if I'm wasting time and its sinful to waste anything.’
      • ‘We should have sympathy for such a person, but that does not change the fact that his position is objectively wrong and sinful.’
      • ‘Now there is nothing immediately sinful about the process except that it probably wastes a lot of research time.’
      • ‘And the public desire for scandal is itself sinful.’
      • ‘This does not mean that those who publish, who do research, and who become nationally renowned are thereby and for those reasons corrupt or sinful.’
      reprehensible, scandalous, disgraceful, deplorable, shameful, criminal, iniquitous
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Origin

Old English synfull (see sin, -ful).

Pronunciation

sinful

/ˈsɪnf(ə)l//ˈsɪnfʊl/