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Synonyms for forgiveness
fərˈgɪv nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgiveness(noun)

    compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive

    Synonyms:
    pardon

  2. forgiveness, pardon(noun)

    the act of excusing a mistake or offense

    Synonyms:
    free pardon, amnesty, pardon

Wiktionary

  1. forgiveness(noun)

    The action of forgiving.

    Synonyms:
    remission

  2. forgiveness(noun)

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forgiveness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    PARDON, absolution, remission, acquittal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forgiveness(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pardon, cancellation, sorry, forgive, remission, write-off, exoneration, clemency, relief

How to pronounce forgiveness?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say forgiveness in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#12860forgive
#13192amnesty
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#15279kindness
#15356forgiveness
#17724pardon
#25987remission
#26713tenderness
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#44359benevolence
#50293forbearance
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#138745exoneration
#155933mildness
#243923lenity
#299128benignity

How to use forgiveness in a sentence?

  1. North Korea:

    I never, never should have allowed myself to be lured by the United States administration to commit a crime in this country. I wish that the United States administration never manipulate people like myself in the future to commit crimes against foreign countries. I entirely beg you, the people and government of the DPRK, for your forgiveness. Please ! I made the worst mistake of my life !

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Unforgiveness/bitterness is self-destructive i.e. it's harmful to you/oneself. So, say NO to bitterness/unforgiveness and say YES to happiness/forgiveness.

  3. Gerry Connolly:

    All that did was lift the cap a little bit on their current loan credit line, but it comes with conditionality, they don't need more credit. They need debt forgiveness and an injection of liquidity to keep operating.

  4. Terry Loewen:

    I do not ask for forgiveness because I deserve none.

  5. Neda Gould:

    To better understand the process of forgiveness, it might be useful to step back and look at the process of holding on to anger, 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.


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