forgivable forgivable  /fɔr ˈɡɪ və bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) easily excused or forgiven

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. There are the beginnings here of a possible pattern in Cheney's thoughts--the suggestion that violations of law in the service of a greater national good are forgivable.
  2. But that's forgivable, since it has a wonderfully wounding malice directed at both the Stepford, Conn.
  3. The Rabins' apparent candor and the small amount of money involved made the incident seem forgivable to the Israeli public.

News

  • Workshop For State Grants, Loans

    Get Business Mobile Text Alerts The Connecticut Small Business Express program, a combination of grants, loans, and forgivable loans available to businesses headquartered in Connecticut with fewer than 100 employees, is open to more applicants.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

Quotes

  1. "This means a grave challenge for the international community, which can never be forgivable," Akiba said.
    on Jun 13, 2009 By: Tadatoshi Akiba Source: AFP

  2. "I find myself in the last bastion of male dominance, and realizing what Hillary Clinton might have realized not long ago: sexism in the American society is more common than racism, and certainly more acceptable or forgivable," Couric said in an...
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Katie Couric Source: The University of Alabama Crimson White

  3. "The guy should never play again," Wenger said. "This is the result of a very bad tackle that is not forgivable. People will always use the excuse that the guy is not a dirty player and that he did not mean it. It is like a guy who kills one...
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Arsene Wenger Source: Times Online

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