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:confused:I know this should be an easy question but in fact it's actually a mind boggling question.


Look, I was on the PC trying to type unforgiveness into a sentence; only to find out that the spellchecker marked the word as incorrect! Then I thought "maybe it's just the spellchecker making a mistake." But when I searched it up on dictionary.com it too couldn't find it!


I think it's quite weird. Most people use this word a lot and yet it isn't even in the dictionary. We even know the definition of the word and still it doesn't exist in any of our dictionaries! It's the first time I've ever seen a word that is used in many works of literature only to find out that "it's not a real" word.
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shurmeeyer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
I'm late...really late. But in the same way you did, I discovered unforgiveness is not a word. I also realized that only the Christian church uses the word. But here's my revelation about why its not a word. To unforgive a person would mean that you forgave a person and took it back. But you forgive a person, that's final and you can't take it back. Either you forgive or you don't.
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KingdomComic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
I never noticed that before. Weird!
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Frost-FlareX Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
I know it's just plain weird we use it all the time but yet it's incorrect.

BTW thx for the watch! :D
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Gods-Glory Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009   Photographer
Now WHY would you ask a question like that? :) Wow.... a real head-scratcher! I fouund this link and the closest word I could find.... [link]
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KingdomComic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Ok, what's really strange is if you look under the definition where it says "related forms", it says "unforgivingness". I didn't know that was a word! :laughing: I think I'll stick with "unforgiving".
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Gods-Glory Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009   Photographer
Words, words, and MORE WORDS! They are EVERYWHERE! :)
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Frost-FlareX Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Yeah that IS close. Just take away the "ing"and it becomes incorrect! I just don't get it. That word has the same meaning as unforgiveness (according to people's standards) but yet they think about adding it to the dictionary. I just don't understand you can find supercalafragalisticexpealadocious in the dictionary and that's a made-up word!See! [link]
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Gods-Glory Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009   Photographer
Ok, that's wierd....
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Frost-FlareX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
yeah I know. It's really weird. Unforgiveness is use way more times than the other word but yet it's considered not real.
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