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forgiving

adjective

1 forgiving

Inclined or able to forgive and show mercy.

Roget 918: forgiving, placable, conciliatory, forgiven etc. v.; unresented, unavenged, unrevenged.   



2 forgiving

Providing absolution.

synonyms: absolvitory, exonerative.


Moby thesaurus: accepting, benevolent, clement, compassionate, conciliatory, easy, easygoing, forbearant, forbearing, generous, gentle, humane, kind, lax, lenient, long-suffering, longanimous, magnanimous, merciful, mild ... show more.

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forgive

verb

1 forgive

Stop blaming or grant forgiveness.

Roget 918: forgive, forgive and forget; pardon, condone, think no more of, let bygones be bygones, shake hands; forget an injury.    excuse, pass over, overlook; wink at etc. (neglect) ... show more

Dutch: pardonneren, vergeven

2 forgive

Absolve from payment.


Moby thesaurus: abolish, absolve, acquit, allow, amnesty, cancel, clear, condone, consign to oblivion, decontaminate, delete, destigmatize, discharge, dismiss, dispense from, disregard, erase, exculpate, excuse, exempt ... show more.

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