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merciful

mer·ci·ful

merciful

pronunciation:
muhr sih fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: extremely kind or forgiving; showing mercy; compassionate.
synonyms:
compassionate
antonyms:
cruel, merciless, pitiless, unmerciful
similar words:
beneficent, benign, clement, forgiving, gracious, humane, indulgent, kind, lenient, mild, soft-hearted, sparing, sympathetic, tender-hearted
derivations: mercifully (adv.), mercifulness (n.)
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