Forgiveness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fərˈɡɪvnəs|  American pronunciation of the word forgiveness
Brit.  |fəˈɡɪvnɪs|  British pronunciation of the word forgiveness

noun

- compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
- the act of excusing a mistake or offense (syn: pardon)

Examples

She treats us with kindness and forgiveness.

...they asked her forgiveness for failing to invite her to the party...

He never admitted his guilt or asked for forgiveness.

The church teaches compassion and forgiveness.

He believed in the church's message of forgiveness.

We were moved by his passionate plea for forgiveness.

The priest gave a brief homily on forgiveness.

He told the children a parable about the importance of forgiveness.

...a penitent gossip who had come to ask for forgiveness...

...a less stonyhearted person would not have been so indifferent to the dying man's pleas for forgiveness...

He who transgresses must seek forgiveness.

...a dying woman asking for divine forgiveness for a lifetime of transgressions...

I could detect no trace of forgiveness in her eyes.

The prisoner pleaded with the king for forgiveness.

a spirit of indulgence and forgiveness

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