forgivable forgivable  /fɔr ˈɡɪ və bəl/


  • (adj) easily excused or forgiven



  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.


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  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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