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Definition 1: showing or giving mercy - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where merciful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sought merciful treatment for the captives
  • a merciful god

(means also ...) (used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy

"a more clement judge reduced the sentence"

(means also ...) showing or having compassion

"heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"

(means also ...) compassionate and kind; conciliatory

"he was soft on his children"

(means also ...) marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

(means also ...) having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

"kind to sick patients" "a kind master" "kind words showing understanding and sympathy" "thanked her for her kind letter"

Definition 2: (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where merciful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our merciful king

(merciful is similar to ...) characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit

"gracious even to unexpected visitors" "gracious living" "he bears insult with gracious good humor"

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