Definition of forgiving
1 : willing or able to forgive
2 : allowing room for error or weakness designed to be a forgiving tennis racquet
Examples of forgiving in a Sentence
a person with a forgiving nature
Recent Examples of forgiving from the Web
When the prevailing gusts ended up delivering Trump to the White House, Democrats were left to hammer out their differences in less forgiving circumstances.
Series-elastic actuators are robo-muscles that mimic human muscles and tendons, controlling limbs with a flexibility far more forgiving than the rigid actuators of industrial machinery.
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First Known Use of forgiving
FORGIVING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forgiving for English Language Learners
: able or willing to forgive someone or something
FORGIVING Defined for Kids
Definition of forgiving for Students
: willing or ready to excuse an error or offense a forgiving person
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