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venial

ve·ni·al

venial

 
 
pronunciation:
vi ni l [or] vin yl
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: able to be excused, pardoned, or forgiven, as a minor error, offense, or sin. (Cf. mortal.)
If one were forced to lie because of danger to oneself or another, it would be a venial sin.
antonyms:
grievous, heinous, unforgivable
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derivations: venially (adv.), veniality (n.), venialness (n.)