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Sin appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Diaper sin is repaid.
  • Dash sin if I finish sad.
  • No benison, no sin, Ebon.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sin:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sin:


Fun fact! The word "startling" is the only 9 letter word in the English language where you can remove one letter at a time and still create a word: starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, I.

Sin is sometimes a misspelling of thin.

The word sin is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sin

What does sin mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • sin: sins
  • Sin: -

  1. estrangement from god
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of sin: sinfulness / wickedness
    • more generic word: unrighteousness = failure to adhere to moral principles
    • more specific term: mark of Cain = the mark that God set upon Cain now refers to a person's sinful nature
  2. an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of sin: sinning
    • more generic words: evildoing / transgression = the act of transgressing
    • more specific terms:
      • fall = a lapse into sin
      • actual sin = a sin committed of your own free will
      • original sin = a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam
      • deadly sin / mortal sin = an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace
      • venial sin = a pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace
  3. ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • alternative spelling: sine
    • more generic terms: circular function / trigonometric function = function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
  4. (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
  5. the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Alternative definition of the noun sin


  1. [theology] A violation of a moral or religious law; an error.
  2. A misdeed.
  3. A letter of the Hebrew alphabet; [Hebr, שׂ]
  4. A letter of the Arabic alphabet; [Arab, س]

Definition of the verb sin

What does sin mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sinned, sinning

  1. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
  2. commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

Other definitions of sin

What does sin also mean?


  1. Sinaloa, a state of Mexico.
  2. [Canada] Social insurance number, an identification number issued by the government of Canada.


  1. Sin a.k.a. Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometres north of the equator. The country's territory consists of the lozenge-shaped main island, commonly referred to as Singapore Island in English and Pulau Ujong in Malay, and more than 60 significantly smaller islets. Singapore is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the north, and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to the south. The country is highly urbanised, and little of the original vegetation remains. The country's territory has consistently expanded through land reclamation.
  2. Sin a.k.a. Changi Airport Group: Singapore Changi Airport, Changi International Airport, or simply Changi Airport, is the main airport in Singapore. A major aviation hub in Southeast Asia, it is about 17.2 km northeast from the commercial centre in Changi, on a 13 square kilometres site.
  3. Sin a.k.a. Şin is a village and municipality in the Shaki Rayon of Azerbaijan. It has a population of 1,432.

There are other places with in their name, like Sin É, Sin Kin, Sin City, Tella-Sin, Sin el Fil, Sin-le-Noble, kpanpleu-sin-houyé and Wong Tai Sin District.


  1. Sin a.k.a. Brian Surewood is a former pornographic actor. He began appearing in adult films in around 1996 at the age of about 33, and has since appeared in over 1200 movies.
  2. Sin a.k.a. Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, born February 18, 1967, is a Thai film director, producer and screenwriter. He made his debut in 2000 with the sports comedy The Iron Ladies.
  3. Sin is a musical artist.
  4. Sin is a member of the musical group, Ceremony of Darkness.
    • also known as Eric P. Hall
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Ceremony of Darkness (Vocals) since
  5. Sin is a musical artist and was a member of the group, Garlic Boys.
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Garlic Boys (Guitar) until

There are other people with in their name, like Jay Sin, Shu-Sin, Sin Huh, Sin Isu, Sin Loc, Sin Pal, Alan Sin, Amar-Sin, Apil-Sin, Ibbi-Sin and many others.


  1. sin est un groupe rock industriel français fondé en 1993 et originaire de Melun en banlieue parisienne.
    • albums: "Noisy Pipes Lovely Noises", "Errare Digital Est", "Reconstructed Singles", "Painful reconstruction"
    • official website:
  2. Sin is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Sin 34, 8th Sin, Dr. Sin, Mad Sin, Sin ley, Sin Dios, Grime Sin, Sin Alley, Sin Miedo, Sin Rumbo, Desert Sin, Mortal sin, Sacred sin, Sea of Sin, Secret Sin, Sin of Lot, sin sin 77, Sister Sin, Tirant Sin and Bitches Sin.


  1. Sin is a supervillain appearing in books published by Marvel Comics as the daughter of the Red Skull. Sin first appeared in Captain America #290, and was created by J.M. DeMatteis and Paul Neary.
  2. Sin is a fictional comic book character appearing in books published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Birds of Prey #92, and was created by Gail Simone.
  3. Sin is a fictional character from the 2005 film Typhoon.

There are other characters with in their name, like Sin City, Sin Eater, Sin-eater, Young Sin, Madame Sin and Yi Sun-sin.


  1. "Sin" is the third single by American artist Nine Inch Nails from the album Pretty Hate Machine. Released in October 1990, the song peaked at #35 in the UK Singles Chart.
  2. "Sin" is the fifth studio recording from Mother Superior and the first of two to be produced by MC5 legend Wayne Kramer.
  3. "Sin" is a 1990 single album by Nine Inch Nails.
    • released on (25 years ago)
  4. "Sin" is a composition.
  5. "Sin" is a composition.
  6. "Sin" is a musical album of Ô Paradis & Totenlieder.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  7. "Sin" is a musical single of Eye Emma Jedi.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  8. "Sin" is a musical album of ZANG HAOZI.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  9. "Sin" is a musical EP of She Shell.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  10. "Sin" is a musical EP of Sinners.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  11. "Sin" is a musical album of Grabak.
  12. "Sin" is a musical single of Nonsons.


  1. "Sin": Sin: A Novel, also known as Sins, is a 1973 politico-historical novel written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil José. This particular work of literature features the History of the Philippines, for the most part spanning the twentieth century, through the eyes of the “amoral” Don Carlos Corbello, a wealthy patriarch also known by the moniker “C.C.”.
    • also known as "Sins: a novel", "Sins", Sins
    • language: English Literature
    • author: F. Sionil José
    • genres: Historical novel, Fiction
  2. "Sin" is a 2007 novel in stories by the Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin.
    • language: Russian Language
    • released in (8 years ago)
  3. "Sin" is a book written by Andrej Nikolaidis.
    • also known as The Son
    • language: Montenegrin language
    • released in (9 years ago)
    • award:


  1. "Sin" is a 2003 crime, drama, thriller film written by Tim Willocks and directed by Michael Stevens.
  2. "Sin" a.k.a. "The Beloved" is a 1970 film written and directed by George P. Cosmatos and marks his directorial debut. It was filmed on location in Cyprus.
  3. "Sin" was a 1915 American silent drama film written and directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Theda Bara. It was produced by Fox Film Corporation and shot at the Fox Studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The film is now considered to be lost.
  4. "Sin" a.k.a. "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" is a 2012 American horror-comedy/splatter film. The film was directed by Vito Trabucco and produced by Reggie Bannister, who stars as Father Richard Cummings. The film also features Tim Sullivan as a transvestite nun and porn legend Ron Jeremy as Jesus.
  5. "Sin" is a film.


"SiN" is a first-person shooter video game based on a modified version of the Quake II engine developed by Ritual Entertainment and published by Activision in late 1998. The game was later released over Steam platform on April 5, 2006, either as a standalone product, or bundled together with its sequel, SiN Episodes. It was also released, along with its expansion pack SiN: Wages of Sin on on January 30, 2014, DRM-free and fixed for modern hardware.

  • also known as シン
  • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
  • designer: Richard Gray
  • developer: Ritual Entertainment
  • genres: First-person Shooter, Platform game, Third-person Shooter, Action game, Shooter game
  • publishers: Activision, Activision Blizzard
  • released on (16 years ago)


  1. Sin: In Abrahamic contexts, sin is the act of violating God's will. Sin can also be viewed as anything that violates the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the ideal order for human living. To sin has been defined as "to miss the mark".
  2. SIN is an original English-language manga authored by Drake Tsui, published in 2012 by
  3. sin is a gene.
  4. Sin a.k.a. rnhA is a gene.

Phrases with Sin

Phrases starting with the word Sin:

  1. Sin Bin
  2. Sin-Bin
  3. Sin Eater
  4. Sin-eater
  5. Sin Binned
  6. Sin-Ah Kim (actress)

Phrases ending with the word Sin:

  1. nin-sin
  2. like sin
  3. actual sin
  4. deadly sin
  5. mortal sin
  6. venial sin
  7. Live in Sin
  8. Cardinal Sin
  9. original sin
  10. Guilty As Sin
  11. remission of sin

Other phrase containing the word Sin:

  1. Chili Sin Carne

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sin

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Google previewHeart Almanac Expository and Curriculum (2008)

by Donald R. Downing

Sin means missing the mark for righteousness, holiness, and eternal life. It is an inward...

Sin is a governing principle or power that is inwardly organized and stands against God. Synonyms...

Sin is the violation of God's law, an offense, misconduct, and misbehavior that causes one to wander from righteousness. Whatever ...

Google previewSumma Theologica Part II ("Secunda Secundae") (Extended Annotated Edition) (2012)

by St. Thomas Aquinas

For seemingly a sin is the more grievous according as it proceeds from a greater sensuous pleasure. Now the greatest sensuous pleasure is in fornication, for a gloss on 1 Cor. 7:9 says that the "flame of sensuous pleasure is most fierce in lust .

Google previewHolman Illustrated Pocket Bible Dictionary (2007)

by Holman Reference

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Quotes about Sin

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Scrabble value of S1I1N1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SIN

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