Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by or full of sin; wicked.
  • adjective Informal Extremely pleasing to the senses; sensuously enjoyable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of sin; wicked; iniquitous; unholy.
  • Containing or consisting in sin; contrary to the laws of God: as, sinful action; sinful thoughts; sinful words.
  • Contrary to propriety, discretion, wisdom, or the like; wrong; blameworthy.
  • Synonyms Illegal, Immoral, etc. (see criminal), bad, evil, unrighteous, ungodly, impious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tainted with, or full of, sin; wicked; iniquitous; criminal; unholy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Full of sin; wicked; iniquitous; unholy.
  • adjective Containing or consisting in sin; contrary to the laws of God.
  • adjective Of or relating to sin; sinny.
  • adjective Morally wrong.
  • adjective Evil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin
  • adjective far more than usual or expected
  • adjective having committed unrighteous acts

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English sinful, synful, senful, sunful, from Old English synnful ("sinful, guilty, wicked, corrupt"), equivalent to sin +‎ -ful. Cognate with Dutch zondevol ("sinful"), German sündevoll ("sinful"), Danish syndefuld ("sinful"), Swedish syndfull ("sinful"), Icelandic syndfullur ("sinful").

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.