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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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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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. Elbert Hubbard:

    The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

  2. Kathy McNolte:

    She showed mercy and we need to show that, i'm here for my boys. They need someone to emulate. We need people who are kind and loving and forgiving to look up to.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    The only difference between me and a lot of other young men in this neighborhood and all across the country is that I grew up in an environment that was a little more forgiving, at some critical points, I had some people who cared enough about me to give me a second chance or a third chance or give me a little guidance when I needed it, or to open up a door that might otherwise have been closed.

  4. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf:

    I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting. (on those behind the 911 attacks)

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of forgiving

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