English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'forgiving'

(adjective) 
Definition
willing to forgive
People are not in a very forgiving mood.
Synonyms
lenient
The Professor takes a slightly more lenient view.
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tolerant
They need to be tolerant of different points of view.
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compassionate
My father was a deeply compassionate man.
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clement
Her other stories are clement and compassionate.
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patient
She was endlessly kind and patient with children.
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mild
A mild punishment might be 50 pressups on the spot.
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humane
Their aim is for a more just and humane society.
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gracious
a sinner saved through God's gracious mercy
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long-suffering
I went back to my wonderful, long-suffering wife.
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merciful
We can only hope the court is merciful.
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willing to forgive
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of clement
Definition
merciful
Her other stories are clement and compassionate.
in the sense of compassionate
Definition
showing or having compassion
My father was a deeply compassionate man.
in the sense of forbearing

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