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Synonyms for forgiving
fərˈgɪv ɪŋfor·giv·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. forgivingadjective

    Synonyms:
    compassionate, indulgent, placable, remissive

    Antonyms:
    unforgiving, implacable

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "forgiving":

    indulgent, lenient, ghafoor, tolerant, compassionate, ghafour

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How to use forgiving in a sentence?

  1. Brian Teta:

    That's really been the most important thing for us is that we can hear them, that their voices are out there. And then we figured out the look, i feel like audiences have been very forgiving.

  2. Tim Ryan:

    Instead of forgiving student loans for six-figure earners, we should be working to level the playing field for all Americans.

  3. Erma Bombeck:

    People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman.

  4. Kamaldeep Singh Dhanjal:

    Be a forgiver creature not a revenge taker because contentness from forgiving someone is more persuasive than hatred.

  5. Ahmed Korayem:

    Of course God's forgiving and kind. It takes a supernatural being to be capable of such a thing.


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