Definition for forgiveness

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Bumpers won’t make your ATV bulletproof, but it will certainly give you some forgiveness and added protection to many of the more vulnerable parts while you’re crashing through the brush.

No one made mention that this forgiveness was individual, not collective.

From Vox

Instead, the pressure to fuel the economy and meet the requirements of loan forgiveness pushed restaurants into hastily reopening.

From Eater

Our infrastructure is crumbling and underfunded, the political system favors lobbyists, and the American industrial complex has been conditioned to ask for forgiveness rather than permission when it comes to polluting.

It recently teamed up with ProPublica for high-impact reporting that led to large-scale debt forgiveness in the city.

From Digiday

You must atone, apologize, and beg forgiveness for the thousands of LGBT lives you have taken.

Distraught, confused and ashamed, both men broke down in the courtroom, weeping like children and begging for forgiveness.

If it goes against their religion, all they have to do is ask for forgiveness.

For all our sins, may the Force that makes forgiveness possible forgive us, pardon us, and make atonement possible.

Not literally, but that was the impression I got; the hug was all-encompassing compassion, forgiveness and acceptance.

And when wine had unselfed my noble father, you received his passionate insults with forbearance and forgiveness!

It is remarkable to find such a story related without any word about sin and forgiveness.

He looked back—looked down—upon former emotions and activities; and hence the confusing alternating of jealousy and forgiveness.

It is as sinners seeking forgiveness that men, however much they may have enjoyed the blessings of the Covenant, perform it.

If we perceive that we have vowed to sin, let us not perform, but pray to God for forgiveness, and engage to what is lawful.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forgiveness, such as: absolution, amnesty, clemency, compassion, dispensation, and grace.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.