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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. Doug Quinn:

    We all have so many rookie mistakes, it’s all about how you clean up your mess, once you’ve made it, but it can be a forgiving business if you treat your customers right.

  2. Saadi Shirazi:

    Be thou generous, and gentle, and forgiving; as God hath scattered upon thee, scatter thou upon others.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Most people take many undue advantages of others by forgiving to own nature repeatedly than many people take most undue advantages for own by other person’s forgiving nature to them repeatedly.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.

  5. Daphne Oz:

    I think all moms are constantly juggling and are always running out of hours in the day, and our to-do lists are never checked off, and our inboxes are always overflowing, and it can feel really exhausting and self-defeating to see your to-do lists are never checked off, the reality is if you are being graded, which you are not… it’s OK if your grade fluctuates day to day. It’s OK if you’re an A mother today and a B employee and C wife and tomorrow all of those things change. I think it’s important for us to be a little bit more forgiving with ourselves and a little more forgiving with each other.

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