HyperDic: merciful

English > 2 senses of the word merciful:
ADJECTIVEallmercifulshowing or giving mercy
allmerciful(used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
merciful > pronunciation
Soundsmer'sihfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > merciful: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing or giving mercy.
Examples
  • "sought merciful treatment for the captives"
  • "a merciful god"
See alsoclement(used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy
compassionateshowing or having compassion / compassion
humanemarked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
kindHaving or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature
softCompassionate and kind
Oppositemerciless, unmercifulHaving or showing no mercy
Spanishclemente, compasivo, misericordiosa, misericordioso
Nounsmercifulnessleniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
mercifulnessthe feeling that motivates compassion
Adverbsmercifullyin a compassionate manner
English > merciful: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious.
Example"our merciful king"
BroadergraciousCharacterized by charm, good taste, and generosity / generosity of spirit
Spanishclemente
Nounsmercifulnessa disposition to be kind and forgiving

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