according to the Christian church in the Middle Ages, the seven most serious types of bad behaviour. The sins are pride (=thinking you are better than other people), lechery (=too much desire for sex), envy (=disliking someone because they have things that you want and do not have), anger, covetousness (=wanting someone else's wealth or possessions), gluttony (=eating too much), and sloth (=laziness).
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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