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Synonyms for forgiving
fərˈgɪv ɪŋfor·giv·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forgiving

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    Synonyms:
    benevolent, benignant, charitable, clement, compassionate, gentle, gracious, human, humane, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgivingadjective

    inclined or able to forgive and show mercy

    "a kindly forgiving nature"; "a forgiving embrace to the naughty child"

    Synonyms:
    absolvitory, exonerative

    Antonyms:
    vindictive, inculpative, vengeful, unforgiving, inculpatory, revengeful

  2. absolvitory, exonerative, forgivingadjective

    providing absolution

    Synonyms:
    absolvitory, exonerative

    Antonyms:
    revengeful, inculpative, vindictive, vengeful, inculpatory, unforgiving

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forgivingadjective

    Synonyms:
    compassionate, indulgent, placable, remissive

    Antonyms:
    unforgiving, implacable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "forgiving":

    indulgent, lenient, ghafoor, tolerant, compassionate, ghafour

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How to use forgiving in a sentence?

  1. Evander Candelaria:

    Forgiveness is a strength and hate is a weakness. That's why people that hate search for validation, while forgiving someone doesn't need any.

  2. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    Vicious minds abound with anger and revenge are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.

  3. Caroline Tejeda:

    They were great parents, very loving, forgiving, compassionate, and sometimes you wonder maybe that's why people took advantage of that, after 17 years, it feels good.

  4. Thomas Watson (c. 1620-1686):

    A man may as well go to hell for not forgiving as for not believing.

  5. Lisa Shalett:

    One of the key things the December selloff did was it priced a materially reduced set of earnings expectations for 2019. As a result, investors are going to be somewhat forgiving of companies who either miss estimates or are somewhat tentative in their guidance because they are now expecting that, any companies that talk about 2019 being just as good as 2018 or even sequentially a lot better are going to constitute an upside surprise.


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