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synonyms for condoning

  • tolerating
  • indulgent
  • lenient
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How to use condoning in a sentence

I don't wish to give the American public any excuse to think that I am paliating or condoning his crime.
THE THIRD DEGREECHARLES KLEIN AND ARTHUR HORNBLOW
I hope it will be considered that I am not now condoning dishonesty; I am merely trying to explain a state of mind.
WITHIN PRISON WALLSTHOMAS MOTT OSBORNE
Is not condoning a man's sins, by failing to blame him, direct encouragement to them?
THE HONORABLE PETER STIRLING AND WHAT PEOPLE THOUGHT OF HIMPAUL LEICESTER FORD
Old Abbie, alone, was bitterly vituperative of both the man and his condoning admirers.
THE SONG OF THE WOLFFRANK MAYER
Let us, then, pity the poor young man without condoning his offense.
THE BLACK BAGLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
So, as Ella listened, he could hardly help condoning the wild speeches of the young prince in deference to the memory of the past.
EDWY THE FAIR OR THE FIRST CHRONICLE OF AESCENDUNEA. D. CRAKE
People said I was standing by you, condoning a sin that no right-minded young woman should condone.
THE QUICKENINGFRANCIS LYNDE
She feared to tell her brother, who might be angry with her for suspecting his friend of condoning an impertinence to her.
THE ELEPHANT GODGORDON CASSERLY
Condoning the rebellious marriage, she went off to remonstrate with Nash.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, THIRD SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
He had the strain of Spanish blood, condoning many follies of youth.
FOR THE SOUL OF RAFAELMARAH ELLIS RYAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONDONING

  • condoning
  • diminishing
  • justifying
  • lessening
  • mitigating
  • moderating
  • qualifying
  • reducing
  • softening
  • varnishing
  • whitewashing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.