Translation of cardinal sin in Spanish:

cardinal sin

pecado capital, n.


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    pecado capital masculine
    • The first complete medieval allegory, it depicts a world in which we are constantly at war with our own sinfulness, a struggle of faith between the cardinal virtues and the cardinal sins.
    • I had committed the cardinal sin of pride and this was my punishment.
    • The cardinal sins are good, everyday vices-pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.
    • These three cardinal sins require martyrdom because of their intrinsic severity, and not because of the punishment prescribed for them.
    • Sixteenth century penitential books, which played an enormous part in popularising the concept of the cardinal sins through sermons and penance, continued to list eight sins rather than seven.
    • These seven ‘deadly’ sentiments don't consign us to hell or block spiritual progress, as the cardinal sins are said to do.
    • After all who has never experienced the seven cardinal sins of Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Avarice, Envy, Pride or Lust before?