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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?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say forgiveness in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#299128benignity

How to use forgiveness in a sentence?

  1. Med Jones:

    One quick and effective solution to the global economic crisis is a global economic and political reset. A global economic reset means that world leaders can come together to agree on debt forgiveness to all nations and restructuring of the global economy. Friends and enemies alike, no exceptions. To be fair to nations with lesser debts, they could be compensated on a ratio basis to enjoy treasury surpluses. A new international trade and reserve currency will probably be established to create a fair global economic system and to implement the reset. This could bring a new era of global prosperity and socioeconomic exchange. This is a much better alternative than currency wars, international hostilities and continuous risks of global socioeconomic shocks.

  2. Jaroslaw Kaczynski:

    Forgiveness is necessary but, but forgiveness after admitting guilt and administering proper punishment. This is what we need.

  3. David Vitter:

    Fifteen years ago, I failed my family, but found forgiveness and love, i learned that our falls are n’t what define us, but rather how we get up, accept responsibility and earn redemption.

  4. Maine Gov. Paul LePage:

    To the Maine people, I am asking for forgiveness. Comments I have expressed recently are unacceptable, and I apologize sincerely for using such disrespectful language as your Governor, also, I would like to express an apology to the Gattine family. I understand how hurtful statements affect a family and regret that my words have upset your lives. For this I am truly sorry.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    I understand that you are claiming it is almost impossible to forgive, but only easier to forget. The truth is that, you can only forgive that which you have forced your mind to forget. We must forget first, then forgiveness will come by itself.


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