I need to know the opposite of sin, other than virtue which I don't think is right.

  • How are you defining "sin"? – Rupe Jun 18 '14 at 11:04
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    Why don't you think virtue is right? The Seven Deadly Sins are counterbalanced by the Seven Heavenly Virtues. – Andrew Leach Jun 18 '14 at 11:10
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    What makes you think virtue is not right? For the most common interpretations of sin, it is the antonym, so you seem to use a non-standard definition of sin. Please tell us :) – oerkelens Jun 18 '14 at 11:10
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    I think the OP is thinking of a sin as an act as in "to commit a sin" and a virtue as a trait as in "he has many virtues". Possibly what is needed is a single word for a virtuous act. – Steve Barnes Jun 18 '14 at 11:40
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    What @Rupe said. The word sin has different meanings to different people. Unless OP specifies exactly what it means to him, I think the question is Unclear. – FumbleFingers Jun 18 '14 at 12:09

How about righteousness?

right·eous·ness [rahy-chuhs-nis] Show IPA noun 1. the quality or state of being righteous. 2. righteous conduct. 3. the quality or state of being just or rightful: They came to realize the righteousness of her position on the matter.

righteous (ˈraɪtʃəs)

— adj 1. a. characterized by, proceeding from, or in accordance with accepted standards of morality, justice, or uprightness; virtuous: a righteous man b. ( as collective noun ; preceded by the ): the righteous 2. morally justifiable or right, esp from one's own point of view: righteous indignation



good deed maybe?

deed: something that is done, performed, or accomplished; act: a good deed


If we are talking Christian theology, and sin as mass noun rather than the countable noun or verb, I would suggest grace as a possible antonym.

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