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Synonyms for forgiveness
fərˈgɪv nɪsfor·give·ness

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Wiktionary

  1. forgivenessnoun

    The action of forgiving.

    Synonyms:
    remission

  2. forgivenessnoun

    Readiness to forgive.

    Synonyms:
    mercy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forgiveness

    Mercy is the exercise of less severity than one deserves, or in a more extended sense, the granting of kindness or favor beyond what one may rightly claim. Grace is favor, kindness, or blessing shown to the undeserving; forgiveness, mercy, and pardon are exercised toward the ill-deserving. Pardon remits the outward penalty which the offender deserves; forgiveness dismisses resentment or displeasure from the heart of the one offended; mercy seeks the highest possible good of the offender. There may be mercy without pardon, as in the mitigation of sentence, or in all possible alleviation of necessary severity; there may be cases where pardon would not be mercy, since it would encourage to repetition of the offense, from which timely punishment might have saved. Mercy is also used in the wider sense of refraining from harshness or cruelty toward those who are in one's power without fault of their own; as, they besought the robber to have mercy. Clemency is a colder word than mercy, and without its religious associations, signifying mildness and moderation in the use of power where severity would have legal or military, rather than moral sanction; it often denotes a habitual mildness of disposition on the part of the powerful, and is matter rather of good nature or policy than of principle. Leniency or lenity denotes an easy-going avoidance of severity; these words are more general and less magisterial than clemency; we should speak of the leniency of a parent, the clemency of a conqueror. Compare PITY.

    Synonyms:
    benevolence, benignity, blessing, clemency, compassion, favor, forbearance, gentleness, grace, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercy, mildness, pardon, pardon, pity, tenderness

    Antonyms:
    cruelty, hardness, harshness, implacability, justice, penalty, punishment, revenge, rigor, severity, sternness, vengeance

    Preposition:
    The mercy of God to or toward sinners; have mercy on or upon one.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgivenessnoun

    compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive

    Synonyms:
    pardon

  2. forgiveness, pardonnoun

    the act of excusing a mistake or offense

    Synonyms:
    free pardon, amnesty, pardon

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Editors Contribution

  1. clemancy

    Submitted by anonymous on January 3, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forgivenessnoun

    Synonyms:
    PARDON, absolution, remission, acquittal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forgivenessnoun

    Synonyms:
    pardon, remission, absolution, condonation, acquittal, indulgence

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How to use forgiveness in a sentence?

  1. Neda Gould:

    Anger is a form of stress, and so when we hold on to anger it is as though we are turning on the body's stress response, or fight or flight response, chronically. We know that turning on this response chronically leads to wear and tear on the body, it may not be surprising that when we engage in the act of forgiveness, we can begin to turn off the stress response and the physiological changes that accompany it.

  2. David Cassato:

    I went over and spoke to the students in the school about what happened, telling them that hate never wins, we are, and must be, a community that continues to share the message of Easter, that which is of love, hope, and forgiveness.

  3. Neda Gould:

    Given how complex we are as human beings in terms of our biology and our experiences, it is difficult to generalize why some people are more likely to forgive than others. However, forgiveness is a skill that can be cultivated.

  4. Norma Shaw:

    I know that there’s no words that I can say that would alter the families’ pain and comfort, i don’t ask for forgiveness because I don’t think I could forgive anyone for doing what I did.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Forgiveness is not a sign of weakness; it is an attribute of bravery.


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