What does merciful mean?

Definitions for merciful
ˈmɜr sɪ fəlmer·ci·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mercifuladjective

    showing or giving mercy

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

  2. mercifuladjective

    (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious

    "our merciful king"

Wiktionary

  1. mercifuladjective

    showing mercy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mercifuladjective

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

  2. Mercifuladjective

    unwilling to give pain; compassionate

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merciful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merciful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of 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. 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.

  3. Proverb:

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

  4. H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu":

    The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

  5. Proverb:

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

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    • A. brashness
    • B. urus
    • C. anestrus
    • D. congius

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