HyperDic: forgiving

English > 2 senses of the word forgiving:
ADJECTIVEallforgivinginclined or able to forgive and show mercy
allforgiving, absolvitory, exonerativeproviding absolution
forgiving > pronunciation
Soundsfaorgih'vihng; fergih'vihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > forgiving: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningInclined or able to forgive and show mercy.
Examples
  • "a kindly forgiving nature"
  • "a forgiving embrace to the naughty child"
Narrowerkind, toleranttolerant and forgiving under provocation
unvindictivenot vindictive
OppositeunforgivingUnwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy
Spanishmisericordioso, perdonador
Nounsforgivingnesstendency to be kind and forgiving
Adverbsforgivinglywith forgiveness
English > forgiving: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningProviding absolution.
Synonymsabsolvitory, exonerative
BroaderexculpatoryClearing of guilt or blame
Spanishabsolvedor, perdonador
Nounsforgivingnesstendency to be kind and forgiving

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