forgiving

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

forgiving (comparative more forgiving, superlative most forgiving)

  1. Inclined to forgive.
    I am inclined to take a forgiving attitude, since this is his first offence.
  2. (computing) User-friendly, such that harmful mistakes are not easily made.
    • 2010, Roger S. Pressman, Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach (page 336)
      A good WebApp interface is understandable and forgiving, providing the user with a sense of control. [] Work is carefully and continuously saved, with full option for the user to undo any activity at any time.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

forgiving

  1. present participle of forgive

Noun[edit]

forgiving (plural forgivings)

  1. An act of forgiveness.
    • 1996, Bernard P. Dauenhauer, Citizenship in a Fragile World, page 58:
      And I receive your forgiveness only from you. A group's promises and forgivings are nothing more than the sum of its individual members' promises and forgivings.