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Meaning of FORGIVENESS

Pronunciation:  fur'givnes

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of excusing a mistake or offense
  2. [n]  compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
 

FORGIVENESS is a 11 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: pardon
 
 See Also: benignity, condonation, exculpation, kindness, mercifulness, mercy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\For*give"ness\, n. [AS. forgifnes.]
1. The act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven; as, the
   forgiveness of sin or of injuries.

         To the Lord our God belong mercies and
         forgivenesses.                        --Dan. ix. 9.

         In whom we have . . . the forgiveness of sin. --Eph.
                                               i. 7.

2. Disposition to pardon; willingness to forgive.

         If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord,
         who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee,
         that thou mayest be feared.           --Ps. cxxx. 3,
                                               4.

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