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965 synonyms found


[ pˈɑːdən], [ pˈɑːdən], [ p_ˈɑː_d_ə_n]

Pardon is a term that could mean a lot of things depending on the context in which it is used. Synonyms for pardon include absolution, clemency, exoneration, forgiveness, mercy, atonement, and remission. These terms could be used in different contexts to emphasize different aspects of pardon, such as the act of forgiving, granting mercy or wiping off a person's transgressions. For instance, one could say they have been forgiven for a wrongdoing, granted pardon by someone or a court of law. However, regardless of the context, pardon suggests that someone is willing to let go of any resentment or grudge towards another individual by showing kindness, empathy or compassion.

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What are the opposite words for pardon?

Antonyms of the word pardon include words such as blame, accuse, rebuke, censure, and indict. These words connote a negative judgment or a harsh assessment of behavior or personality. Opposing pardon, they are often used to indicate a lack of mercy, forgiveness or understanding. Their usage may indicate the presence of anger, resentment, or a desire for revenge. Unlike pardon that implies an absolution of guilt or an act of mercy, the antonyms point to guilt or wrongdoing that has been substantiated by evidence and must be punished. In a legal sense, the antonyms of pardon may include trial, prosecution, and conviction.

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Usage examples for Pardon

"pardon me, Mrs. Fremont," said Dr. Harford, "I beg of you that you will remain."
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
Oh, please pardon me a moment, I must speak to this girl!
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
Please pardon me, Miss Archer.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester

Famous quotes with Pardon

  • If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one: I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me.
    William Allingham
  • Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
    Francis of Assisi
  • If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon.
    Johannes Brahms
  • Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
    John Dryden
  • And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?
    Milton Friedman

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