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1. merciful

adjective. ['ˈmɝːsɪfəl'] showing or giving mercy.

Synonyms

  • humane
  • clement
  • soft
  • kind

Antonyms

  • inhumane
  • hard
  • merciless
  • inclement
  • unkind

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • mercy (English)
  • merci (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Merciful

  • pursifull

Example sentences of the word merciful


1. Adjective
The attributes teach that God is just, but he is also merciful.

Quotes containing the word merciful


1. The books - the generous friends who met me without suspicion - the merciful masters who never used me ill!
- Wilkie Collins, Armadale

2. The new midlife is where you realize that even your failures make you more beautiful and are turned spiritually into success if you became a better person because of them. You became a more humble person. You became a more merciful and compassionate person.
- Marianne Williamson

3. The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... 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 light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age.
- H.P. Lovecraft

2. merciful

adjective. ['ˈmɝːsɪfəl'] (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious.

Antonyms

  • unsympathetic

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • mercy (English)
  • merci (Middle English (1100-1500))
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