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English definition of “merciful”


adjective (EVENT/SITUATION)    /ˈmɜː.sɪ.fəl/ US  /ˈmɝː-/ approving
describes an event or situation that you are grateful for because it stops something unpleasant: After such a long illness, her death came as a merciful release.Good luck and bad luck mercifully     /-i/ adverb approving His illness was mercifully brief.Good luck and bad luckLenient and merciful
(Definition of merciful adjective (EVENT/SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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