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merciful

see definition of merciful
  • adjkind, sparing
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Synonyms for merciful

adj kind, sparing
  • charitable
  • compassionate
  • forgiving
  • gracious
  • humane
  • humanitarian
  • kindly
  • lenient
  • all heart
  • beneficent
  • benign
  • benignant
  • bleeding heart
  • clement
  • condoning
  • easygoing
  • feeling
  • forbearing
  • generous
  • gentle
  • heart in right place
  • indulgent
  • liberal
  • mild
  • pardoning
  • pitiful
  • pitying
  • soft
  • softhearted
  • sympathetic
  • tender
  • tenderhearted
  • tolerant

Antonyms for merciful

  • cruel
  • hard
  • harsh
  • hateful
  • inhumane
  • mean
  • merciless
  • severe
  • uncompassionate
  • ungiving
  • unkind
  • unsympathetic
  • unforgiving
  • unmerciful
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More words related to merciful

benign

adjective. advantageous
  • auspicious
  • beneficent
  • benevolent
  • bright
  • charitable
  • dexter
  • encouraging
  • favorable
  • fortunate
  • good
  • lucky
  • merciful
  • propitious
  • salutary
  • smiling

easier

adjective. tolerant, permissive
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