Definition of forgiveness in English:

forgiveness

noun

mass noun
  • The action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.

    ‘she is quick to ask forgiveness when she has overstepped the line’
    • ‘I now repent of all that is past and ask for your forgiveness for all my sins.’
    • ‘This is as it should be in a season of forgiveness, of rediscovering tolerance and joy.’
    • ‘I said all my prayers and asked for God's forgiveness for my sins and lunged forward.’
    • ‘It is a sign of grace, both a confession of sin and a penance by which forgiveness may be obtained.’
    • ‘We need to cast ourselves upon God's mercy and seek forgiveness through Jesus Christ.’
    • ‘When we sin we are to confess that sin, obtaining both forgiveness and cleansing.’
    • ‘We need to create a culture of tolerance and forgiveness and join hands together as one nation.’
    • ‘In what ways is your perspective about sin and forgiveness being challenged?’
    • ‘Therefore, we must turn around, change direction, and come to God for mercy and forgiveness.’
    • ‘Each moment is hell and my only salvation stems from the mercy of your forgiveness!’
    • ‘People commit wrong actions, for which they require forgiveness or acquittal.’
    • ‘Yet the atoning death of Jesus is the only basis on which man can claim forgiveness of sins.’
    • ‘Christianity is a liberating religion, and forgiveness of sins is a liberating experience.’
    • ‘On balance, I think I would have to come down on the side of mercy and forgiveness.’
    • ‘Funny how we really learn to forgive when we need forgiveness ourselves.’
    • ‘It's the teacher who teaches you how to live a life of tolerance, forgiveness and so on.’
    • ‘I tried to explain that I was making art, but there was absolutely no forgiveness.’
    • ‘Instead of just asking me for forgiveness, stop committing sins and do good.’
    • ‘Redemption and forgiveness of sins is through the direct agency of his shed blood.’
    • ‘I begged him for forgiveness of all my sins, and through Jesus I was pardoned.’
    pardon, absolution, exoneration, remission, dispensation, indulgence, understanding, tolerance, purgation, clemency, mercy, pity, lenience, leniency, quarter
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Origin

Old English forgiefenes, from forgiefen (past participle of forgiefan ‘forgive’) + the noun suffix -nes.

Pronunciation

forgiveness

/fəˈɡɪvnɪs/