merciful definition

  • adjective:
    • packed with mercy; compassionate: looked for merciful treatment plan for the captives. See Synonyms at humane.
    • showing mercy
    • packed with mercy; having or working out mercy; disposed to shame and free offenders; unwilling to punish. Opposite of merciless.
    • Unwilling to offer pain; compassionate.
    • showing or offering mercy
    • (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
  • others:
    • having the attribute of mercy; working out forbearance or pity; maybe not revengeful or cruel; clement; caring; gracious.
    • Charaoterized by mercy; manifesting clemency or compassion; offering respite from danger, need, or suffering.
    • Synonyms Humane, Merciful (see humane), lenient, mild, tender-hearted.

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