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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. Proverb:

    The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich.

  2. Fayez Abu Shammala:

    Since our Israeli enemy is sick with coronavirus, our Arab morals oblige us to make truce with them at this stage. Let's be merciful even with our enemy.

  3. Anna Jameson:

    All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.

  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. Harper Lee:

    I never expected any sort of success with 'Mockingbird,' i didn't expect the book to sell in the first place. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of reviewers, but at the same time I sort of hoped that maybe someone would like it enough to give me encouragement. Public encouragement. I hoped for a little, as I said, but I got rather a whole lot, and in some ways this was just about as frightening as the quick, merciful death I'd expected.

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