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mercifulness meaning and definition

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Definition of mercifulness (noun)

  1. the feeling that motivates compassion
  2. a disposition to be kind and forgiving
    • "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"
    • synonyms: mercy
    • antonym: mercilessness
  3. leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    • "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
    • synonyms: clemency, mercy
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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