Forgiveness definition

fər-gĭvnĭs, fôr-
Forgiveness is defined as letting go of past grudges or lingering anger against a person or persons.

When you are mad at someone but you then accept his apology and are no longer mad, this is an example of forgiveness.

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Inclination to forgive or pardon.
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The act of forgiving; pardon.
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A forgiving or being forgiven; pardon.
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The action of forgiving.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi.

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Origin of forgiveness

  • From Middle English forgiveness, forgifnes, from Old English forġifnes, forġiefnes, forġiefennes (“forgiveness, remission, indulgence, permission”, literally “forgivenness”), equivalent to forgiven +‎ -ness.

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