forgiveness, n. 1. absolution, absolving, shriving, excusal, excusing, making allowances for; pardoning, reprieve, reprieving, remission, remitting, amnesty; acquittal, acquittance, acquitting, compurgation, exculpation, exculpating, exoneration, exonerating, vindication, vindicating, clearance, clearing; condonation, condoning, overlooking, disregarding, ignoring. 2. mercifulness, mercy, grace, compassion, humanity; clemency, forbearance, lenience, leniency, lenity, Both Rom. Cath. Ch. indulgence, indulgency.
forgiving, adj. 1. absolutory, absolvent, absolving, shriving, excusive, excusing, condoning, remissive, remitting; acquitting, exculpatory, exculpating, exonerative, exonerating.
2. merciful, compassionate, humane, clement, forbearing, sparing, lenient, indulgent; placable, conciliative, conciliatory, reconcilable,
forgo, v. 1. abstain from, refrain from, do or go without, sacrifice, offer up; renounce, forswear, forsake, abandon, quit, discard, part with, eliminate, Inf. cut out, Inf. swear off; shun, avoid, eschew, pass up, turn down, decline, refuse.
2. resign, abdicate, give up claim or right to, Law. disclaim; retire from, vacate, relinquish, hand over, surrender, yield,
forgotten, adj. unremembered, out of mind, past recollection; gone, bygone, past, buried in the past, irrecoverable, irretrievable, lost; overlooked, passed over, passed by, missed, skipped, left behind,
fork, n. 1. pronged or tined utensil, piece of silverware; trident, pitchfork, pronged instrument or tool.
2. branching, bifurcation, crotch, crutch, divarication, furcation; split, division, dividing, separation, scission, divergence, parting of the ways; angle, angulation, turn, bend, elbow, knee, hook; corner, intersection, crossroads, junction.
3. branch, limb, Bot., Zool., Anat. ramus; tributary, offshoot.
-v. 4. branch, divaricate, bifurcate; branch off, furcate, diverge, ramify; divide, bisect, split up, separate, go in different directions, go separate ways; angle, turn, bend, hook,
forked, adj. 1. branched, bifurcate, biforked, divaricate, two-pronged, crotched, Y-shaped, V-shaped; branching, furcate, ramiform, pronged, tined, forfi-cate, scissorlike; divided, split, bisectional.
2. zigzag, angular, sharp-cornered, full of turns; serpentine, sinuous, winding, curved,
forlorn, adj. 1. miserable, wretched, abject, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, pathetic, pathetical, woebegone, woeful, Archaic, woesome, Obs. baleful; desolate, dreary, Literary, drear, dismal, gloomy, lugubrious, funereal; depressed, dispirited, dejected, despondent, down, melancholic, glum, somber, low-spirited, disheartened, discouraged; sad, unhappy, infelicitous, sorrowful, bereaved, doleful, dolorous, dolorific, grieved, mournful, lachrymose, lachrymal, lachrymatory, comfortless, joyless, cheerless, inconsolable.
2. abandoned, deserted, forsaken, forgotten, neglected, shunned, scorned, outcast, cast out, Poetic. lorn; lost, homeless, friendless, companionless, helpless, alone, solitary, isolated, lone, lonely, lonesome.
3. hopeless, without hope, desperate, in desperate straits, despairing, in despair; crushed, broken, vanquished, overcome, overwhelmed.
4. destitute, indigent, bereft, deprived, beggared, beggarly, Inf. hard-up, down and out, high and dry, out at the elbows, down at the heels, down on one's luck; poor, ill-off, badly or poorly off, needy, in need, wanting, in want, lacking, ill-provided, unprovided, unsupplied, ill-supplied.
form, n. 1. configuration, figuration, conformation, formation, arrangement, disposition, organization, order; structure, construction, construct, frame, framework, exterior, outward form.
2. figure, physique, build, skeletal structure, body, person; shape, contour, silhouette; appearance, aspect, look, complexion; countenance, visage, feature, face, physiognomy; pose, presence, attitude, bearing, carriage.