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Meaning of MERCIFUL

Pronunciation:  'mursiful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  used conventionally of royalty and high nobility; "our merciful king"
  2. [adj]  characterized by mercy, and compassion; "compassionate toward disadvantaged people"; "kind to animals"; "a humane judge"
  3. [adj]  showing or giving mercy; "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"

MERCIFUL is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: compassionate, gracious, humane, kind
 Antonyms: merciless, unmerciful
 See Also: clement, soft



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mer"ci*ful\, a. [Mercy + -ful.]
1. Full of mercy; having or exercising mercy; disposed to
   pity and spare offenders; unwilling to punish.

         The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious. --Ex.
                                               xxxiv. 6.

         Be merciful, great duke, to men of mold. --Shak.

2. Unwilling to give pain; compassionate.

         A merciful man will be merciful to his beast. --Old

Syn: Compassionate; tender; humane; gracious; kind; mild;
     clement; benignant. -- {Mer"ci*ful*ly}, adv. --
     {Mer"ci*ful*ness}, n.

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