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merciful

adjective

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showing kindness and forgiveness instead of harshness or cruelty especially to someone under one's authority or control
  • When our English teacher caught us cheating, we prayed he would be merciful in deciding our punishment.

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The first known use of merciful was in the 14th century

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“Merciful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/merciful. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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