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1. venial

adjective. easily excused or forgiven.

Synonyms

  • pardonable
  • excusable

Antonyms

  • inexcusable
  • adult
  • unlimited

Etymology

  • venial (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • venialis (Latin)

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2. venial

adjective. warranting only temporal punishment.

Synonyms

  • pardonable

Antonyms

  • major
  • majority

Etymology

  • venial (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • venialis (Latin)

Example sentences of the word venial


1. Adjective
This means any time an observer sins inadvertently or without full knowledge, a venial sin has been committed.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Catholics categorize sins in two ways: mortal and venial.

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