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Definitions of merciful:
  • adjective:   showing or giving mercy
    Example: "Sought merciful treatment for the captives"
  • adjective:   used conventionally of royalty and high nobility
    Example: "Our merciful king"
  • adjective:   characterized by mercy, and compassion

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See merciful used in context: 18 Shakespeare works, 1 quotation, 32 Bible passages, 2 definitions

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