forgiving forgiving  /fər ˈɡɪ vɪŋ/


  1. (adj) inclined or able to forgive and show mercy
  2. (adj) providing absolution



  1. Invention may not normally spring from an ex-con's backyard laboratory, but postwar Japan was a forgivingand hungryplace.
  2. The easiest level is forgiving enough for even the most tone-deaf warbler to win a round or two.
  3. But the Clinton and the Bushes are forgiving people and would have locked arms and marched off in harmony as a threesome, the world's most exclusive fraternity.


  1. A Family's Secrets And Sorrows Surface In 'Heatwave'

    Maggie O'Farrell's new novel, Instructions for a Heatwave , follows a troubled Irish Catholic family in London over the course of four scorching July days in 1976. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says Heatwave is a beautiful book about "the importance of forgiving those you love."
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. SUMPTER TWP.: Officials help residents at risk of foreclosure

    The Torres family and their attorney came before the Sumpter Board of Trustees May 28 asking for help in the form of the township forgiving all or part of the $24,000 second mortgage on their house, a first step toward settling with the bank on a short sale.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Belleville View


  1. He adds: "Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East - you're as good as dead."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Elton John Source: Before It's News

  2. "Our public is pretty forgiving at times," Nicklaus said. "I think the hardest thing is obviously his family. That's a private matter for him and his family."
    on Dec 10, 2009 By: Jack Nicklaus Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "The greens are usually a little more forgiving in the morning, the putts are smoother, and you can control your ball better," Donald said. "Other than that, it wasn't too different."
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Luke Donald Source: Forbes

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