Synonyms of merciful in English:

merciful


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See Spanish definition of misericordioso

adjective

1‘she pleads for Titus to be merciful and spare her son’

SYNONYMS
forgiving, compassionate, gracious, lenient, clement, pitying, forbearing, humane, mild, soft-hearted, tender-hearted, kind, kindly, sympathetic
patient, humanitarian, liberal, easy-going, permissive, tolerant, indulgent, generous, magnanimous, beneficent, benign, benignant, benevolent
ANTONYMS

merciless, cruel

2‘her death came as a merciful release’

SYNONYMS
welcome, blessed, acceptable

Phrases

    be merciful to


    SYNONYMS
    show mercy to, have mercy on, have pity on, spare, pardon, forgive, let off, be lenient on, be lenient to, deal leniently with
    informal be easy on, go easy on