excusable vs venial what difference

what is difference between excusable and venial

English

Etymology

From Old French escusable, from Latin excusabilis

Adjective

excusable (comparative more excusable, superlative most excusable)

  1. possible to excuse

Antonyms

  • inexcusable

Translations


French

Etymology

From excuser +‎ -able

Adjective

excusable (plural excusables)

  1. excusable, pardonable

Further reading

  • “excusable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈviːni.əl/

Adjective

venial (comparative more venial, superlative most venial)

  1. Pardonable; able to be forgiven.
    a venial sin
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, 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.

Usage notes

Venial behavior (mildly wrong behavior) is not to be confused with venal behavior (bribery/corruption).

Antonyms

  • (pardonable): mortal

Translations

Anagrams

  • Lavine, alevin, alvine, leavin’, levain, valine, veinal, vineal

Old French

Alternative forms

  • veniel

Adjective

venial m (oblique and nominative feminine singular veniale)

  1. venial

Descendants

  • English: venial

Piedmontese

Etymology

From Late Latin veniālis (pardonable), from Latin venia (forgiveness).

Adjective

venial

  1. venial

Portuguese

Etymology

From Late Latin veniālis (pardonable), from Latin venia (forgiveness).

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /veniˈaw/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /vɨˈnjaɫ/

Adjective

venial m or f (plural veniais, comparable)

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

Synonyms

  • perdoável

Further reading

  • “venial” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Spanish

Etymology

From Late Latin veniālis (pardonable), from Latin venia (forgiveness).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beˈnjal/, [beˈnjal]
  • Hyphenation: ve‧nial

Adjective

venial (plural veniales)

  1. venial, petty

Further reading

  • “venial” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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