forgivable
adjective see forgive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Forgivable — For*giv a*ble, a. Capable of being forgiven; pardonable; venial. Sherwood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forgivable — index justifiable, pardonable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • forgivable — (adj.) 1540s, from FORGIVE (Cf. forgive) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • forgivable — [[t]fə(r)gɪ̱vəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that something bad is forgivable, you mean that you can understand it and can forgive it in the circumstances. His sense of humour makes all else forgivable... This was a blunder by Mr Baker, but it… …   English dictionary

  • forgivable — for|giv|a|ble [fəˈgıvəbəl US fər ] adj if something bad is forgivable, you can understand how it happened and you can easily forgive it ≠ ↑unforgivable ▪ It was an easily forgivable mistake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forgivable — adjective bad behaviour that is forgivable is not seriously bad and you can easily forgive it: I suppose a little overexcitement is forgivable under the circumstances. forgive verb past tense forgave past participle forgiven / gIvFn/ (I, T) 1 to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • forgivable — for|giv|a|ble [ fər gıvəbl ] adjective a forgivable action or fault is not very serious, and you can understand it and forgive it ─ opposite UNFORGIVABLE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • forgivable — UK [fə(r)ˈɡɪvəb(ə)l] / US [fərˈɡɪvəb(ə)l] adjective a forgivable action or fault is not very serious, and you can understand it and forgive it …   English dictionary

  • forgivable — forgive ► VERB (past forgave; past part. forgiven) 1) stop feeling angry or resentful towards (someone) for an offence or mistake. 2) excuse (an offence, flaw, or mistake). DERIVATIVES forgivable adjective forgiver noun forgiving adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • forgivable — See forgive. * * * …   Universalium

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