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)