Etymology
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forgiving (adj.)

"inclined to forgive," 1680s, from present participle of forgive. Related: Forgivingness.

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Definitions of forgiving

forgiving (adj.)
inclined or able to forgive and show mercy;
a kindly forgiving nature
a forgiving embrace to the naughty child
forgiving (adj.)
providing absolution;
Synonyms: absolvitory / exonerative
From wordnet.princeton.edu