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mercifully

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adverb mer·ci·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\

Simple Definition of mercifully

  • : in a kind or merciful way

  • : in a good or lucky way

Full Definition of mercifully

  1. 1 :  in a merciful manner

  2. 2 :  fortunately 2 <mercifully we didn't have to attend the meeting>

Examples of mercifully

  1. His crimes have been dealt with mercifully.

  2. Mercifully, the professor always makes our tests easy.



14th Century

First Known Use of mercifully

14th century


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