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forgiveness

for·give·ness

forgiveness

 
pronunciation:
fr gIv nihs
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of forgiving.
The robber asked for his victim's forgiveness.
similar words:
pardon
definition 2: the state of being likely or willing to forgive.
The good king was known for his forgiveness.