Definition of misericordious in English:

misericordious

Pronunciation /ˌmɪzərɪˈkɔːdɪəs/

adjective

rare, poetic
  • Compassionate, merciful.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat. From Middle French, French miséricordieux and its etymon post-classical Latin misericordiosus from classical Latin misericordia + -ōsus.