Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: mercifulness  mur-si-ful-nus
  1. The feeling that motivates compassion
    - mercy
  2. A disposition to be kind and forgiving
    "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband";
    - mercy
  3. Leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    - clemency, mercy

Type of: compassion, compassionateness, humaneness, lenience, leniency

Antonym: mercilessness

Encyclopedia: Mercifulness