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Synonyms for forgiveness
fərˈgɪv nɪsfor·give·ness

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  1. forgivenessnoun

    The action of forgiving.

    Synonyms:
    remission

  2. forgivenessnoun

    Readiness to forgive.

    Synonyms:
    mercy

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet2.4 / 7 votes

  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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  1. clemancy

    Submitted by anonymous on January 3, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. forgivenessnoun

    Synonyms:
    PARDON, absolution, remission, acquittal

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  1. forgivenessnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "forgiveness":

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

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How to use forgiveness in a sentence?

  1. Karen Grassle:

    We mended fences, and I just felt there was a lot of forgiveness from both sides. We were remembering the better parts of our relationship. And I was so grateful for that because it was a very short time after that Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  2. Youk Chhang:

    Justice is a long and difficult road for all Cambodians, there is nothing we can do. We do not want to do what the Khmer Rouge did to us. This has taken a lot of patience and forgiveness already.

  3. Lisa McVey Noland:

    God has shown me the only way to really be free when someone bestows injustice against you is complete forgiveness, my life changed forever and for the better. I chose not to remain a victim. I chose to live.

  4. Assemblyman Ron Kim:

    The window of being truthful and asking for forgiveness is gone, i think there was a small window early on where they could have admitted their mistake and asked for forgiveness but now they have tripled down on their lies amid cover-ups, where if they admit the truth, they admit to acting criminally.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness is a state of awareness, which comes from tranquility, service, love, grace, and forgiveness.


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