noun for·give·ness \-ˈgiv-nəs\

: the act of forgiving someone or something

: the attitude of someone who is willing to forgive other people

Full Definition of FORGIVENESS

:  the act of forgiving


  1. She treats us with kindness and forgiveness.
  2. <they asked her forgiveness for failing to invite her to the party>

First Known Use of FORGIVENESS

before 12th century

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FORGIVENESS Defined for Kids


noun for·give·ness \fər-ˈgiv-nəs\

Definition of FORGIVENESS for Kids

:  the act of ending anger at <She asked for his forgiveness.>


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