Meaning of forgiving

for•giv•ing

Pronunciation: (fur-giv'ing), [key]
— adj.
  1. disposed to forgive; indicating forgiveness: a forgiving soul; a forgiving smile.
  2. tolerant: The mountain is not forgiving of inexperienced climbers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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