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sinful

[sin-fuh l] /ˈsɪn fəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by, guilty of, or full of sin; wicked:
a sinful life.
Origin of sinful
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English synfull. See sin1, -ful
Related forms
sinfully, adverb
sinfulness, noun
unsinful, adjective
unsinfully, adverb
unsinfulness, noun
Synonyms
iniquitous, depraved, evil, immoral, corrupt.
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  • Now society will and must become healthier; we shall not always abuse our bodies as sinfully as we now do.

  • Vows about trifles (not unlawful) must be kept though they are sinfully made.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • Sure He is right; and if it contradict my mistaken and sinfully erroneous account of I myself, ah!

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • He is most sinfully slothful who is most voluntarily slothful.

  • She was reveling in intellectual enjoyment, as sinfully I daresay as some folk revel in more material delights.

    Caves of Terror Talbot Mundy
  • She will find an Irish Assembly not only strikingly but, one might almost add, sinfully conservative in matters of taxation.

  • You sinfully ignore ‘the weightier matters of the law, judgment, justice, and mercy!’

    Memories of Bethany John Ross Macduff
British Dictionary definitions for sinfully

sinful

/ˈsɪnfʊl/
adjective
1.
having committed or tending to commit sin: a sinful person
2.
characterized by or being a sin: a sinful act
Derived Forms
sinfully, adverb
sinfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sinfully

sinful

adj.

Old English synnfull "full of sin, wicked, unholy, contrary to the laws of God;" see sin (n.) + -ful. Weakened sense of "contrary to propriety or decency" is from 1863. Related: Sinfully; sinfulness.

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