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deadly sins

the seven sins of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.
Also called seven deadly sins, capital sins.
Origin of deadly sins
1300-50; Middle English deedly synnes Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here are seven deadly sins found in executive compensation plans.
  • It's one of the seven deadly sins and you can get punished for it.
  • Gluttony was once considered one of the seven deadly sins.
  • These reforms do not in any way diminish the seriousness of the seven deadly sins.
  • Lee couched his argument, as many of you will recall, in terms of what he called the seven deadly sins of modeling.
British Dictionary definitions for deadly sins

deadly sins

plural noun
(theol) the sins of pride, covetousness, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth
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