forgiving

adjective for·giv·ing \ fər-ˈgi-viŋ , fȯr- \
|Updated on: 22 Jul 2018

Definition of forgiving

1 : willing or able to forgive
2 : allowing room for error or weakness
  • designed to be a forgiving tennis racquet

forgivingly

adverb

forgivingness

noun

Examples of forgiving in a Sentence

  1. a person with a forgiving nature

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First Known Use of forgiving

1623

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FORGIVING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of forgiving for English Language Learners

  • : able or willing to forgive someone or something


FORGIVING Defined for Kids

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adjective for·giv·ing \ fər-ˈgi-viŋ \

Definition of forgiving for Students

: willing or ready to excuse an error or offense a forgiving person


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