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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    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. Trisha Torrey:

    For providers you don’t have to see often, or those who you are only seeing one time, like for a second opinion, then you might be a little more forgiving on their inability to communicate in the style you prefer, learn what you can from them, return if you have further questions, but know you can get the other aspects that are important from someone you’ll be seeing for a longer term, or more important reason.

  2. Archie Parnell:

    Since then, my life has been changed by a remarkable woman, two amazing daughters, a forgiving God and a career that has taught me to cherish what I have.

  3. 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.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Live like a tree, giving, forgiving, and free.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Forgiving your offender or defaulter does not only help him or her. Moreover, it helps you that was offended to be at peace with your own self and most importantly with God (Almighty). Yes! you heard me right as usual. Besides that, anyone who refuses to forgive his or her fellow human is an enemy of God. And until and unless he or she forgives his or her offender or defaulter. He or she (the person in question) will never be in good terms with God (mark you). -Emeasoba George

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