forgivingness

forgiving

[fer-giv-ing]
adjective
1.
disposed to forgive; indicating forgiveness: a forgiving soul; a forgiving smile.
2.
tolerant: The mountain is not forgiving of inexperienced climbers.

Origin:
1680–90; forgive + -ing2

forgivingly, adverb
forgivingness, noun
nonforgiving, adjective
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forgiving (fəˈɡɪvɪŋ)
 
adj
willing to forgive; merciful
 
for'givingly
 
adv
 
for'givingness
 
n

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forgive
O.E. forgiefan "give, grant, allow," also "to give up" and "to give in marriage;" from for- "completely" + giefan "give" (see give). The modern sense of "to give up desire or power to punish" is from use of the compound as a Gmc. loan-translation of L. perdonare (cf. Du. vergeven,
Ger. vergeben; see pardon). Related: Forgiven; forgiving
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