adverb mer·ci·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\

: in a kind or merciful way

: in a good or lucky way

Full Definition of MERCIFULLY

:  in a merciful manner
:  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.

First Known Use of MERCIFULLY

14th century


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