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One of the seven sins—anger, covetousness, envy, gluttony, lust, pride, and sloth—that are traditionally believed most seriously to endanger one's salvation.
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|Noun||1.||deadly sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"|
invidia, envy - spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
avarice, avaritia, greed, rapacity, covetousness - reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
acedia, laziness, sloth - apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
ire, wrath, anger, ira - belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
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