Definitions for mercifulˈmɜr sɪ fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mer•ci•fulˈmɜr sɪ fəl(adj.)

  1. full of mercy; characterized by or exercising mercy.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. merciful(adj)

    showing or giving mercy

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

  2. merciful(adj)

    (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious

    "our merciful king"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. merciful(adjective)ˈmɜr sɪ fəl

    kind and forgiving people rather than punishing them

    a mighty but merciful King

  2. mercifulˈmɜr sɪ fəl

    (of sth that happens) welcome because it ends sth bad

    a merciful end to a useless war


  1. merciful(Adjective)

    showing mercy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merciful(adj)

    full of mercy; having or exercising mercy; disposed to pity and spare offenders; unwilling to punish

  2. Merciful(adj)

    unwilling to give pain; compassionate

Anagrams of merciful

  1. crimeful

Translations for merciful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


willing to forgive or to punish only lightly

a merciful judge.

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