mercifully

adverb mer·ci·ful·ly \ -f(ə-)lē \
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

Definition of mercifully

1 : in a merciful manner
2 : fortunately 2
  • mercifully we didn't have to attend the meeting

Examples of mercifully in a Sentence

  1. His crimes have been dealt with mercifully.

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

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First Known Use of mercifully

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MERCIFULLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of mercifully for English Language Learners

  • : in a kind or merciful way

  • : in a good or lucky way


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