If I say: 'she is a forgiving person' but in the context that she is a person who screw up times to times but has a nice personality and that she should be forgiven, would that be correct? or at leat undestandable given the context?

  • It wouldn't often be used, but the sense you have in mind would be conveyed by a forgivable person (one deserving of forgiveness, not one who easily forgives others). Sep 6 at 15:52
  • @Fumble, I would draw a distinction between someone who is simply forgivable and one who actually deserves to be forgiven—I would say pretty much every person is technically forgivable (though their actions may or may not be). Whether they deserve forgiveness is a separate question.
    – randomhead
    Sep 6 at 16:11

No, that would not carry the meaning you want. Your intention would not be understandable.

A "forgiving person" is a person who forgives, not one who is themselves forgiven.

You could say:

  • She deserves forgiveness.
  • She is worthy of forgiveness.
  • She deserves to be forgiven.
  • She ought to be forgiven.
  • She should get a second chance.


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