venial - Dictionary definition and meaning for word venial

(adj) warranting only temporal punishment
Synonyms : minor
Example Sentence
  • venial sin

(adj) easily excused or forgiven
Synonyms : excusable , forgivable
Example Sentence
  • a venial error

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for venial

key word is menial. We forgive someone for menial mistakes.
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by amolge

ven + ial (ill) when child is ill, his mischievousness is forgiveable
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by himmy

replace the first word with d and the word "denial" means to deny something or give excuse to something
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by anshAVI

Remember "venal" - it is pertaining to sin. This is also pertaining to sin.
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by garrulous

Venial--replace v with denial means rejecting the request contradictory to denial means venial means accepting (forgiving) someone
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by tariq431

the ability to forgive runs through our VEINS
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by deepak27_krishnakumar

venial == i + venal (i.e only difference is an 'i'), which u can expand as ignore+ venal (crime)== forgive
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by sridif

a menial job at the start of your career is venial enough.. but a menial job after years of experience is worth a rebuke
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by rdrd

VEIN is very thin....when you see a VENIAL(very thin like vein) person, you will pardon him
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by nileshdive

Someone Genial will consider an offense as Venial.
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by farzan

if you hit someone in an artery- OH MY GOD BLOOD EVERYWHERE. But in the VEIN? Well, that's venial.
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by tymothy

venial comes from Venus which is all about sexual desire.. It is a trivial thing and also someone indulging in such crimes cannot be forgiven
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by prash_kimi

venial - ve+nial-> we people nailed Jesus but he readily forgived,pardon all
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by sansecretcp

sounds like DENIAL which means refusing to comply and VENIAL is opposite of it..
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by manojative

venial->lenial->lenient. U can be lenient with a person who has committed venial error
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by aroraraman309

Venial = ven + i + al; ven comes so let i have to left the all people.
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by shaktipada

(ven)When (ial)ill you are pardoned of your mistakes
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by mnemonikar

Venial and pardonable both refer to forgiveable, excuseable.h
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by pushpa_edit

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