forgiveness

noun for·give·ness \ fər-ˈgiv-nəs , fȯr- \

Definition of forgiveness

:the act of forgiving
  • I ask for your forgiveness.

Examples of forgiveness in a Sentence

  1. She treats us with kindness and forgiveness.

  2. they asked her forgiveness for failing to invite her to the party

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First Known Use of forgiveness

before 12th century


FORGIVENESS Defined for English Language Learners

forgiveness

noun

Definition of forgiveness for English Language Learners

  • : the act of forgiving someone or something

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


FORGIVENESS Defined for Kids

forgiveness

noun for·give·ness \ fər-ˈgiv-nəs \

Definition of forgiveness for Students

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


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