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Synonyms for forgivingfərˈgɪv ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgiving(adj)

    inclined or able to forgive and show mercy

    Synonyms:
    absolvitory, exonerative

    Antonyms:
    vindictive, inculpative, vengeful, unforgiving, inculpatory, revengeful

  2. absolvitory, exonerative, forgiving(adj)

    providing absolution

    Synonyms:
    absolvitory, forgiving, exonerative

    Antonyms:
    revengeful, inculpative, vindictive, vengeful, inculpatory, unforgiving

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forgiving

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    Synonyms:
    benevolent, benignant, charitable, clement, compassionate, gentle, gracious, human, humane, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

indulgent, lenient, ghafoor, tolerant, compassionate, ghafour


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