Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of mercy; compassionate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Possessing the attribute of mercy; exercising forbearance or pity; not revengeful or cruel; clement; compassionate; gracious.
  • Charaoterized by mercy; manifesting clemency or compassion; giving relief from danger, need, or suffering.
  • Synonyms Humane, Merciful (see humane), lenient, mild, tender-hearted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of mercy; having or exercising mercy; disposed to pity and spare offenders; unwilling to punish. Opposite of merciless.
  • adjective Unwilling to give pain; compassionate.

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  • adjective showing mercy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective showing or giving mercy
  • adjective (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious

Etymologies

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mercy +‎ -ful

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