HyperDic: forgiveness

English > 2 senses of the word forgiveness:
NOUNfeelingforgivenesscompassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
actforgiveness, pardonthe act of excusing a mistake or offense
forgiveness > pronunciation
Soundsfaorgih'vnahs; fergih'vnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > forgiveness: 2 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningCompassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive.
Broadermercifulness, mercyThe feeling that motivates compassion
Spanishperdón
Catalanperdó
English > forgiveness: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of excusing a mistake or offense.
Synonympardon
NarrowercondonationA pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred
exculpationThe act of freeing from guilt or blame
Broaderkindness, benignityA kind act
Spanishperdón, venia
Catalanperdó, vènia

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