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.
Full of mercy; compassionate: sought merciful treatment for the captives.
(comparative more merciful, superlative most merciful)
- showing mercy
mercy +"Ž -ful
- The famous letter to Pliny about the Christians is, according to Roman ideas, merciful and considerate.
- God is merciful, birdie.
- Be merciful, as your Father is merciful; and judge not, and ye shall not be judged."
- 18 he associated the lesson: "So long as thou thyself art merciful, God will also be merciful to thee."
- "God is merciful, doctors are never needed," she said.