What does forgiving mean?

Definitions for forgiving
fərˈgɪv ɪŋfor·giv·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgiving(adj)

    inclined or able to forgive and show mercy

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

  2. absolvitory, exonerative, forgiving(adj)

    providing absolution

Wiktionary

  1. forgiving(Adjective)

    Inclined to forgive.

    I am not very forgiving.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forgiving

    of Forgive

  2. Forgiving(adj)

    disposed to forgive; inclined to overlook offenses; mild; merciful; compassionate; placable; as, a forgiving temper

Freebase

  1. Forgiving

    "Forgiving" is episode 17 of season 3 in the television show Angel.

Editors Contribution

  1. forgiving

    Verb form of the word forgive.

    The people are forgiving as they understand the a facet of love and moving forward requires our forgiveness.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 6, 2020  

How to pronounce forgiving?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say forgiving in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgiving in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgiving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of forgiving in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    The birth, sufferings, crucifixion, death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ did not just showcase his passion, perseverance and true love to humanity. Furthermore, all of the above do reveals his forgiving spirit. In other words, we ought to forgive all i.e. we should forgive our offenders and enemies even at the point of death (IMHO) in my humble (honest) opinion. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Viktor Orban:

    From the 15th, Hungarian authorities cannot be forgiving of illegal border crossing.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    To me, Good Friday represents one of the most important events in the evolution of religious beliefs and humanity, not only for Christianity but for mankind in general, for it represents the greatest sacrifice by Jesus Christ as much as the exceptional suffering and passion in Jesus Christ’s‘ life. This sentence by Jesus Christ, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do.“, signifies the ultimate and the highest level of forgiving despite the venomous actions and horrible sins of enemies. Good Friday is the special day for meditation on the sufferings and sacrifices made by Jesus Christ for mankind, and most importantly, for gathering the strength to forgive one’s worst enemies regardless of their unacceptable actions.

  4. Saadi Shirazi:

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

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Most people don’t require forgiveness for own committed sins from their victims or others because they themselves are quite capable of forgiving themselves repeatedly.

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