forgiving


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for·giv·ing

 (fər-gĭv′ĭng, fôr-)
adj.
1. Inclined or able to forgive.
2. Providing a margin for error or shortcomings.

for·giv′ing·ly adv.
for·giv′ing·ness n.

forgiving

(fəˈɡɪvɪŋ)
adj
willing to forgive; merciful
forˈgivingly adv
forˈgivingness n

for•giv•ing

(fərˈgɪv ɪŋ)

adj.
1. disposed to forgive or showing forgiveness.
2. tolerant: This slope is forgiving of inexperienced skiiers.
[1680–90]
for•giv′ing•ly, adv.
for•giv′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.forgiving - inclined or able to forgive and show mercy; "a kindly forgiving nature"; "a forgiving embrace to the naughty child"
unforgiving - unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy; "a surly unforgiving old woman"
2.forgiving - providing absolutionforgiving - providing absolution      
exculpatory - clearing of guilt or blame

forgiving

adjective lenient, tolerant, compassionate, clement, patient, mild, humane, gracious, long-suffering, merciful, magnanimous, forbearing, willing to forgive, soft-hearted People are not in a very forgiving mood.
Translations
مُتَسامِح، غَفور
ochotný odpouštět
megbocsátó
fús til aî fyrirgefa
affedenbağışlayan

forgiving

[fəˈgɪvɪŋ] ADJ [person, smile] → compasivo
to feel forgivingestar dispuesto a perdonar

forgiving

[fərˈgɪvɪŋ] adj [person, nature, mood] → indulgent(e)

forgiving

forgiving

[fəˈgɪvɪŋ] adjindulgente

forgive

(fəˈgiv) past tense forgave (fəˈgeiv) : past participle forˈgiven verb
1. to stop being angry with (someone who has done something wrong). He forgave her for stealing his watch.
2. to stop being angry about (something that someone has done). He forgave her angry words.
forgiveness (fəˈgivnis) noun
1. the act of forgiving. He asked for forgiveness.
2. readiness to forgive. He showed great forgiveness towards them.
forˈgiving adjective
ready to forgive (often). a forgiving person.
References in classic literature ?
This same slighted, forgotten, uncomprehended, but still foolish and forgiving Nature seemed to be bending over her frightened and listening ear with vague but thrilling murmurings of freedom and independence.
She was patient -- a martyr, indeed but she forebore to pray for enemies, lest, in spite of her forgiving aspirations, the words of the blessing should stubbornly twist themselves into a curse.
That pale, loving mother,--her dying prayers, her forgiving love,--wrought in that demoniac heart of sin only as a damning sentence, bringing with it a fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation.
I have forgiven him once already, and would subject him to a long and hard trial before forgiving him again, if I could live; but I must not run that risk.
He pictured him- self lying sick unto death and his aunt bending over him beseeching one little forgiving word, but he would turn his face to the wall, and die with that word unsaid.
I have to thank you, Miss Woodhouse, for a very kind forgiving message in one of Mrs.
I watched his face while the friend who has been better than a father to him was comforting and forgiving him with a kindness he had not deserved: I watched his face, and I saw no shame and no distress in it -- I saw nothing but a look of thankless, heartless relief.
But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -- apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that -- 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, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
I was so softened and forgiving, going through the town, that I had half a mind to nod to my old enemy the butcher, and throw him five shillings to drink.
and with a smile of forgiving pity on her walnut-shell countenance for the weaknesses of the rest.
After all, perhaps I was wrong to shoot; and Christine is quite capable of never forgiving me.
O genius," I said, "you see that this Sultan was not content with merely forgiving the envious man for the attempt on his life; he heaped rewards and riches upon him.