Merciful meaning

mûr'sĭ-fəl
The definition of merciful is someone who is caring, compassionate, and gentle with discipline.

An example of merciful is a principal who gives detention instead of suspending students.

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Showing mercy.
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Full of mercy; compassionate.

Sought merciful treatment for the captives.

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Full of mercy; having, feeling, or showing mercy; compassionate; lenient, clement, etc.
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Origin of merciful

  • mercy +"Ž -ful
    From Wiktionary