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Synonyms for merciful
ˈmɜr sɪ fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. merciful(adj)

    showing or giving mercy

    "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"

    Antonyms:
    unmerciful, fierce, unpitying, tigerish, merciless, bowelless, ungracious, cutthroat, ruthless, mortal(a), pitiless, remorseless

  2. merciful(adj)

    (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious

    "our merciful king"

    Antonyms:
    pitiless, unpitying, merciless, cutthroat, bowelless, tigerish, ruthless, unmerciful, remorseless, fierce, ungracious, mortal(a)

Wiktionary

  1. merciful(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    merciless, cruel

  2. merciful(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    cruel, merciless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. merciful

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    Synonyms:
    benevolent, benignant, charitable, clement, compassionate, forgiving, gentle, gracious, human, humane, kind, kind-hearted, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. merciful

    Synonyms:
    compassionate, kindhearted, clement, gracious, kind

    Antonyms:
    pitiless, unrelenting, remorseless, inexorable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. merciful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    gracious, kind, compassionate, tender, benignant, lenient, mild, gentle, pitiful, tender-hearted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. merciful(a)

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, lenient, clement, compassionate, benignant, indulgent, kind, gracious, forgiving

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How to use merciful in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Smith, Jr.:

    Ever keep in exercise the principle of mercy, and be ready to forgive our brother on the first intimations of repentance, and asking forgiveness; and should we even forgive our brother, or even our enemy, before he repent or ask forgiveness, our heavenly Father would be equally as merciful unto us.

  2. H. P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu", first line:

    The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

  3. New York:

    So we feel it's only merciful to give our Knicks beat writer, Scott Cacciola, a break from such woeful basketball.

  4. Mary Stewart:

    I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark.

  5. Jesus Christ:

    Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.


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