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forgiveness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of forgiveness

  1. release from the guilt or penalty of an offense <they asked her forgiveness for failing to invite her to the party> Synonyms absolution, amnesty, pardon, remission, remittalRelated Words parole; acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication; condonation; exemption, immunity, impunity, indemnity; commutation, commuting, reprieve; clemency, leniency, mercyNear Antonyms conviction, sentence; assessment, charge, fine, imposition, levying; castigation, chastening, chastisement, condemnationAntonyms penalty, punishment, retribution





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