What does merciful mean?

Definitions for merciful
ˈmɜr sɪ fəlmer·ci·ful

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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How to say merciful in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Mary Stewart:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Central Command Twitter feed:

    In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of merciful

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