Forgiveness vs Forgiving - What's the difference?

forgiveness | forgiving |


As nouns the difference between forgiveness and forgiving

is that forgiveness is the action of forgiving while forgiving is an act of forgiveness.

As a adjective forgiving is

inclined to forgive.

As a verb forgiving is

.

forgiveness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The action of forgiving.
  • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. -
  • Readiness to forgive.
  • Synonyms

    * (action of forgiving) remission * (readiness to forgive) mercy

    References

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    forgiving

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Inclined to forgive.
  • I am not very forgiving .

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.