Mercifulness - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɜːrsɪfəlnes|
Brit.  |ˈmɜːsɪfʊlnɪs|

noun

- the feeling that motivates compassion (syn: mercy)
- a disposition to be kind and forgiving(syn: mercy)

in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband

- leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice (syn: clemency, mercy)

Examples

He became less merciful to his enemies.

He died a quick and merciful death.

in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband

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