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Definition of "merciful" []

  • Full of mercy; compassionate: sought merciful treatment for the captives. See Synonyms at humane. (adjective)
  • Showing or giving mercy; compassionate (adjective)

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Use "merciful" in a sentence
  • "All my life I have heard him called merciful because he did not burn her as was his right!"
  • "With a far better place we could go to - how merciful is it to require those He could have taken to remain here in this world of “pointless suffering”, when they could already be in that far, far better place freed of it?"
  • "The Rabbis are lavish in their praise of Rachel, whom they describe as merciful, and who waived her personal benefit and desires on behalf of her sister."