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Forgiveness

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for=give=ness

CIDE DICTIONARY

Forgivenessn. [AS. forgifnes.].
  •  The act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven; as, the forgiveness of sin or of injuries.  [1913 Webster]
    "To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses."  [1913 Webster]
    "In whom we have . . . the forgiveness of sin."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Disposition to pardon; willingness to forgive.  [1913 Webster]
    "If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared."
Syn. -- Pardon, remission.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Forgiveness, n. the act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven.

Etymology
OE forgiefenes (as FORGIVE)

THESAURUS

Forgiveness

Lethe, absentmindedness, absolution, acquittal, acquittance, allowance, amnesty, benevolence, clearance, clearing, clemency, commiseration, compassion, compurgation, condolence, decay of memory, destigmatization, destigmatizing, discharge, disculpation, dismissal, exculpation, excuse, exoneration, favor, feeling, forbearance, forgetfulness, forgetting, grace, hazy recollection, heedlessness, humanity, indulgence, kindness, leniency, mercifulness, mercy, mitigation, nepenthe, nirvana, obliteration, oblivion, obliviousness, pardon, pathos, pity, purgation, purging, quarter, quietus, quittance, release, relief, remission, reprieve, ruth, self-pity, short memory, shrift, sympathy, tolerance, unmindfulness, verdict of acquittal, vindication, waters of oblivion

ROGET THESAURUS

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

N forgiveness, pardon, condonation, grace, remission, absolution, amnesty, oblivion, indulgence, reprieve, conciliation, reconcilement, reconciliation, propitiation, excuse, exoneration, quittance, release, indemnity, bill of indemnity, act of indemnity, covenant of indemnity, deed of indemnity, exculpation, longanimity, placability, amantium irae, locus paenitentiae, forbearance, forgiving, placable, conciliatory, forgiven, unresented, unavenged, unrevenged, cry you mercy, veniam petimusque damusque vicissim, more in sorrow than in anger, comprendre tout c'est tout pardonner, the offender never pardons.


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