Synonyms of merciful


1. merciful (vs. merciless), clement, compassionate, humane, kind, soft

usage: showing or giving mercy; "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"

2. merciful, gracious (vs. ungracious)

usage: (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious; "our merciful king"

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Definition and meaning of merciful (Dictionary)