Definition of forgivable in English:

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Pronunciation: /fəˈɡɪvəb(ə)l/


Able to be forgiven or tolerated; excusable: the flaws are forgivable
More example sentences
  • At a karaoke bar, bad singing is forgivable, even expected.
  • It's unavoidable, understandable, and perfectly forgivable under the circumstances.
  • We've made accommodations to the system and allowances for ourselves which is natural and forgivable.
pardonable, excusable, condonable, understandable, tolerable, permissible, allowable, justifiable;
all right, within accepted bounds;
minor, petty, slight, unimportant, insignificant, trivial, venial, not serious



Pronunciation: /fəˈɡɪvəb(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • The teacher, perhaps understandably but not really forgivably, was rushing through the material; no doubt to meet the targets identified in the syllabus.
  • More likely, but even less forgivably, he is in fact being deliberately deceptive, intent on sowing division and hatred as he spreads waves of squid ink of deliberate obfuscation.
  • Less forgivably, he often wants to run on about logical positivism.
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