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I was wondering if anyone could tell me the antonym of 'saint'. The definition of saint I'm looking for is 'someone who is venerated for holiness'. I Googled a little and couldn't find any credible answer. Thanks!

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    What is the antonym of toast? Of breviary? Of zebra? Of constellation? Of Mordecai? Not every word has an antonym. – Robusto Jun 4 '15 at 13:40
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    Perhaps devil, demon, or fiend. Let us know the context. – Eilia Jun 4 '15 at 13:41
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    I think this question may be an interesting one if OP explains what meaning of saint they are referring to: thefreedictionary.com/saint – user66974 Jun 4 '15 at 13:43
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    @Josh61 'A person who is venerated for holiness' – user105292 Jun 4 '15 at 13:48
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    Well, the antonym for "A person who is venerated for holiness" would logically be "'A person who is not venerated for holiness", which would be teh simple base condition for all humans except saints. So I would call them "humans". It's really a bit like asking what to call numbers that are not 529. – oerkelens Jun 4 '15 at 13:52
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I suggest sinner

A person who transgresses against divine law by committing an immoral act or acts:

It's apt here.

Saints and sinners is a very popular expression to contrast the two. (Google books)

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    Except saints were often sinners as well. – Robusto Jun 4 '15 at 13:40
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    Well, a lot of cops are thieves. Words represent ideas, they don't guarantee actions of any individual just because we label them to be something. – Tushar Raj Jun 4 '15 at 13:43
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    Just because some things are customarily paired doesn't make them antonyms. Is salt the opposite of pepper? – Robusto Jun 4 '15 at 13:48
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    @Robusto: yet you'd be surprised how many people think that sweet is the antonym of sour! – oerkelens Jun 4 '15 at 13:50
  • @Robusto: I never said it was. There are a lot of things where the converse is not true. We are talking about this case only. – Tushar Raj Jun 4 '15 at 13:50