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merciful meaning and definition

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MERCIFUL adjective

Definition of merciful (adjective)

  1. showing or giving mercy
    • "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"
    • antonym: merciless
  2. (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
    • "our merciful king"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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