Definition of veniality in English:


Pronunciation /ˌvēnēˈalədē/ /ˌviniˈælədi/


Christian Theology

See venial

‘Given the veniality of some of the poorest countries' administrations, this is a harsh call.’
  • ‘Maybe there is some connection here, but its very odd to describe anyone as motivated by veniality.’
  • ‘Is this supposed to show the veniality and pettiness of a typical cabinet office?’
  • ‘What emerges is a new appreciation of Mars complex characterisation, a more psychologically satisfying depiction of Paco's mixed motives and veniality.’