Definition of forgivable in English:



  • Able to be forgiven or tolerated; excusable.

    ‘the flaws are forgivable’
    • ‘This flaw is forgivable, a natural result of working with a canvas 843 acres large.’
    • ‘The company then applied for and was granted the forgivable loan.’
    • ‘At a karaoke bar, bad singing is forgivable, even expected.’
    • ‘We've made accommodations to the system and allowances for ourselves which is natural and forgivable.’
    • ‘It's unavoidable, understandable, and perfectly forgivable under the circumstances.’
    pardonable, excusable, condonable, understandable, tolerable, permissible, allowable, justifiable
    all right, within accepted bounds
    minor, petty, slight, unimportant, insignificant, trivial, venial, not serious
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