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Adjective: merciful  mur-si-ful
  1. Showing or giving mercy
    "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"
     
  2. (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
    "our merciful king"

See also: clement, compassionate, gracious, humane, kind, soft

Antonym: merciless

Encyclopedia: Merciful