1. [syn: sin, sinning]
1. transgressing a moral or divine law;
- Example: "if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most sinning soul alive"- Shakespeare
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sin \Sin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Sinning.] [OE. sinnen, singen, sinegen, AS. syngian. See
1. To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by
God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular,
by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance
of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; --
often followed by against.
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned. --Ps. li. 4.
All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
2. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an
offense; to trespass; to transgress.
I am a man
More sinned against than sinning. --Shak.
Who but wishes to invert the laws
Of order, sins against the eternal cause. --Pope.
[1913 Webster] Sinaic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: transgressing a moral or divine law; "if it be a sin to
covet honor, I am the most sinning soul alive"-
n 1: an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression
of God's will [syn: sin, sinning]