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sinning adj : transgressing a moral or divine law; "if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most sinning soul alive"- Shakespeare n : an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will [syn: sin]sin


1 estrangement from god [syn: sinfulness, wickedness]
2 an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will [syn: sinning]
3 ratio of the opposite side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle [syn: sine]
4 (Akkadian) god of the moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
5 the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
6 violent and excited activity; "they began to fight like sin" [syn: hell]


1 commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law [syn: transgress, trespass]
2 commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview" [syn: blunder, boob, goof] [also: sinning, sinned]sinning See sin

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  1. present participle of sin

Extensive Definition

Sinning may refer to:
  • Sinning, the act of committing a sin (an act that violates a moral rule)
  • Sinning, a formerly-independent municipality in the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district in Bavaria, Germany, which is now part of Oberhausen
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