Adjective(1) warranting only temporal punishment(2) easily excused or forgiven
(1) For a start, it's hard to imagine a more venial form of corruption than merely speeding along someone's visa application.(2) If that's not a mortal sin, it's got to be up there on the venial meter.(3) It was a venial mistake on Hume's part to include a reference to the mind's propensity in what was supposed to be a definition of causality.(4) Yet despite their magnitude, these sins are of the venial rather than the mortal variety.(5) Luckily, the production is strong enough elsewhere for this to remain a venial sin.(6) So does Michelle consider Tony's slip of the tongue and miraculous recovery of memory a venial or a mortal sin?(7) Even quite venial offenders were sentenced to death.(8) Faught is guilty of this offense, but the sin is a venial one.(9) Confession had always rested on a clear distinction between mortal and venial sins.(10) Epstein openly admits to some ignoble if venial attitudes.(11) In modern terminology, they would sin venially by doing so, but only venially.(12) Is this supposed to show the veniality and pettiness of a typical cabinet office?(13) Envy can be mortally or venially sinful according to its degree of gravity and, as a capital sin, it leads to other sins.(14) Given the veniality of some of the poorest countries' administrations, this is a harsh call.(15) What emerges is a new appreciation of Mars complex characterisation, a more psychologically satisfying depiction of Paco's mixed motives and veniality .(16) It was at best only venially sinful for procreative purposes within marriage.
3. minor ::
1. indefensible ::
2. inexcusable ::
3. mortal ::
4. unjustifiable ::
5. unpardonable ::
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