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besetting sin

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  • besetting sin — noun, pl ⋯ sins [count] : a main or constant problem or fault My besetting sin is a fondness for sweets …   Useful english dictionary

  • besetting sin — /bəsɛtɪŋ ˈsɪn/ (say buhseting sin) noun a weakness to which one is particularly prone by virtue of one s own fundamental nature. Also, besetting vice …  

  • Besetting — Be*set ting, a. Habitually attacking, harassing, or pressing upon or about; as, a besetting sin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • besetting — /bi set ing/, adj. constantly assailing or obsessing, as with temptation: a besetting sin. [1540 50; BESET + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • beset — verb past tense and past participle beset present participle besetting (T) formal 1 (usually passive) to make someone experience serious problems or dangers: The business has been beset with financial problems. 2 besetting sin/weakness often… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • beset — v.tr. (besetting; past and past part. beset) 1 attack or harass persistently (beset by worries). 2 surround or hem in (a person etc.). 3 archaic cover round with (beset with pearls). Phrases and idioms: besetting sin the sin that especially or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • failure — Synonyms and related words: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Sisyphean labor, Tom show, Waterloo, also ran, antimasque, arrear, arrearage, arrears, atrocity, audience success, bad habit, bafflement, balk, ballet, bankrupt, bankruptcy, baseness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fault — Synonyms and related words: aberrancy, aberration, abysm, abyss, accountability, accountable, accuse, answerability, answerable, arroyo, at fault, atrocity, bad habit, besetting sin, birthmark, blackhead, blame, blameworthy, bleb, blemish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Vice — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Vice >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 vice vice Sgm: N 1 evil doing evil doing evil courses Sgm: N 1 wrongdoing wrongdoing Sgm: N 1 wickedness wickedness viciousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 iniquity …   English dictionary for students

  • beset — be|set [bıˈset] v past tense and past participle beset present participle besetting [T] formal 1.) [usually passive] to make someone experience serious problems or dangers beset sb with/by sth ▪ The business has been beset with financial problems …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • besetment — tmənt noun ( s) 1. : the action of besetting or the condition of being beset would invite besetment in the frozen sea Glen Jacobsen 2. : something by which one is beset : trouble, vexation …   Useful english dictionary

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