Merciful

Definition of Merciful

Mer´ci`ful
a.1.Full of mercy; having or exercising mercy; disposed to pity and spare offenders; unwilling to punish. Opposite of merciless.
The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious.
- Ex. xxxiv. 6.
Be merciful, great duke, to men of mold.
- Shak.
2.Unwilling to give pain; compassionate.
A merciful man will be merciful to his beast.
- Old Proverb.

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