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mer·ci·ful

merciful

 
pronunciation:
muhr sih fl
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: compassionate or forgiving; taking pity; showing mercy.
The warden decided to be merciful and reduced the prisoner's punishment.The merciful nuns took care of the sick.
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
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derivations: mercifully (adv.), mercifulness (n.)
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