venial

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French venial, from Late Latin veniālis (pardonable), from Latin venia (forgiveness)

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venial (comparative more venial, superlative most venial)

  1. Pardonable; able to be forgiven.
    • A venial sin.
    • Shelley, Mary, "The last man"
      He did not say that he should favour such an attempt; But he did say that such an attempt would be venial.
  2. Excusable; trifling
    His venial youthful indiscretions.

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Old French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

venial m (oblique and nominative feminine singular veniale)

  1. venial

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Adjective[edit]

venial m, f (plural veniais, comparable)

  1. venial (pardonable; able to be forgiven)
  2. venial (excusable; trifling)

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