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adjective as in sparing

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The item is easier to fit than, say, pants or a suit, and more forgiving of any measurement errors.

The easiest, most forgiving, and flexible way I’ve found to use up spices is to turn them into tisanes or herbal infusions.

This dough is surprisingly forgiving thanks to the shortening, so don’t be nervous.

Customers surprisingly have been very forgiving about losing some of their familiar favorites.

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Diouf says he was understanding and forgiving, up to a point.

However, the Republican base will be far less forgiving of Paul for his criticism of police policy and his courtship of Sharpton.

Don himself was bottomlessly generous and vulnerable and forgiving.

Later his work became more forgiving—in From a Distant Place and of course in this last milestone.

In Miami we sometimes played baseball using a big orange basketball, which sure was easy to hit but not so forgiving.

He is counting on his opponents to overplay their hand, and a forgiving public to let him do his job as governor.

He was beyond reach of earthly justice, anyway; and one can't help forgiving much to a man who faces death with a smile.

He did not possess the same courage as Oroboni, but followed his example in forgiving all his enemies.

Although Arnold could thus show himself both brave and forgiving, he had one great fault, his vanity.

Paul was indeed neither so forgiving nor so long-suffering as he appeared.

He really seemed to have difficulty in forgiving himself for writing at all.

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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forgiving, such as: lenient, magnanimous, merciful, accepting, and kind.

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