Definition of fallen in English:

fallen

verb

  • past participle of fall

adjective

  • 1Theology
    Having sinned.

    ‘fallen human nature’
    • ‘It is the Bible - God's word that convinces people of their sin and has power to give them the ability to change their fallen human nature.’
    • ‘Now every human mediator, whether Moses or the priests, shares with us in all the deficiencies of fallen human nature.’
    • ‘Jesus didn't come to earth to be poor, hated, and sad. He came to reveal the kingdom of God to a fallen people.’
    • ‘Elshtain considers two generic sins that result from our fallen state: pride and sloth.’
    • ‘We are to speak out against evil, error and blasphemy - but only in the context of God's message of salvation to a fallen world.’
    • ‘Those who fall into this sin are still human beings made in the image of God and yet fallen.’
    immoral, loose, promiscuous, unchaste, sinful, depraved, degenerate, impure, sullied, tainted, dishonoured, disgraced, ruined, shamed
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    1. 1.1dated (of a woman) regarded as having lost her honour through engaging in a sexual relationship outside marriage.
      ‘a fallen woman with a chequered past’
      • ‘Kitty becomes, in her mother's eyes, a fallen woman after being flattered into using her singing talent for a career on the vaudeville stage.’
      • ‘Not long before, the fallen woman had been held up as the villain of the age, not its victim.’
      • ‘So, they began to run homes for fallen women, they called it, young girls.’
      • ‘One of the images I think that has endured is the image of the fallen woman who's destroyed by love.’
      • ‘Clytemnestra, like Eve, is a fallen woman who must be defeated and killed in order to allow for the regeneration of the male order.’
      immoral, loose, promiscuous, unchaste, sinful, depraved, degenerate, impure, sullied, tainted, dishonoured, disgraced, ruined, shamed
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  • 2(of a soldier) killed in battle.

    ‘fallen heroes’
    • ‘He ran to help his fallen commanders and was killed on the same spot.’
    • ‘World leaders whose countries faced off on the battlefields of World War II paid tribute yesterday to the fallen soldiers and millions of civilian dead.’
    • ‘The funeral cortège will then go onto Rochdale Cemetery where the fallen soldier will be buried with full military honours at 12.30 pm.’
    • ‘Military boots with nametags of fallen soldiers lay strewn across the east entrance to the square.’
    • ‘It would also be nice for both national and local radio talk show hosts who broadcast during the 1pm to take time out to salute a fallen soldier.’
    dead, killed, murdered, slain, slaughtered, perished, expired, deceased
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Pronunciation

fallen

/ˈfɔːlən/