Definition of Deadly sin

1. Noun. An unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace. "Theologians list seven mortal sins"

Exact synonyms: Mortal Sin
Generic synonyms: Sin, Sinning
Specialized synonyms: Pride, Superbia, Envy, Invidia, Avarice, Avaritia, Covetousness, Greed, Rapacity, Acedia, Laziness, Sloth, Anger, Ira, Ire, Wrath, Gluttony, Gula, Overeating, Lust, Luxuria
Antonyms: Venial Sin



Definition of Deadly sin

1. Noun. any of the seven deadly sins - anger, greed/avarice, envy, gluttony, lust, pride, and sloth ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Deadly sin

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1. The Harleian Ms. 7334 of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (1885)
"Baptism after sin ; 2. not to do deadly sin after baptism ; 3. not thus to do venial sin ... 6u5); and no good works can be done in deadly sin (p. 605-6). ..."

2. Soundings from the Atlantic by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1864)
"... the great failing which was born of our wealth, and of the deadly sin which was our fatal inheritance! Let us take a brief general glance at the wide ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1843)
"In the Litany, instead of ' deadly sin,' ' grievous sin?' added to them, to have them publicly sung before and after sermons ; and instead of the hymns of ..."

4. The Scale (or Ladder) of Perfection by Walter Hilton (1908)
"SECTION n How Pride in Heretics and in Hypocrites is deadly Sin AN heretic sinneth deadly in pride, for he chooseth his rest and delight in his own opinion, ..."

5. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1878)
"The poet seems here to overlook the fact that, though the Church regards "indolence of heart" as a deadly sin, she by no means goes so far as to impose ..."

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