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[sin-lis] /ˈsɪn lɪs/
free from or without sin.
Origin of sinless
before 900; Middle English sinles, Old English synlēas. See sin1, -less
Related forms
sinlessly, adverb
sinlessness, noun Unabridged
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  • Eternal punishment is 'eternal sin,' and as such could never be endured by the sinless Son of God.

    Lux Mundi Various
  • Who has not felt his impurities the more that he was in the presence of a sinless child?

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • He finds the gall of hate even in the sweet flower of Eden's sinless love.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • I have heard much of incarnations, but I know of no sinless one.

  • Yet that sinless one had to dwell in the forest at the command of his father, accepting it as his duty.

  • If it had been as sinless as playing marbles, they would n't have cared for it.

    Being a Boy Charles Dudley Warner
  • Yet was He sinless; and so art thou sinless as concerning the death of the Archbishop.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • Such, in all the loveliness of sinless perfection, was the Son of God!

    The Mind of Jesus John R. Macduff
  • She could not have stood against the wiles of the devil, though she was innocent and sinless, without the grant of a large grace.

British Dictionary definitions for sinless


free from sin or guilt; innocent; pure
Derived Forms
sinlessly, adverb
sinlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sinless

Old English synleas; see sin (n.) + -less. Related: Sinlessly; sinlessness.

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