Synonyms of merciful in English:

merciful


See definition of merciful

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