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forgiving

adjective

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forgiving

verb
present participle of forgive

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1 to cease to have feelings of anger or bitterness toward
  • it is not easy to forgive those who have hurt us

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2 to dismiss as of little importance
  • he has so many good qualities that I guess we can forgive a slight penchant for exaggeration

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The first known use of forgiving was in 1623

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“Forgiving.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forgiving. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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