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Synonyms for merciful

Synonyms for merciful

concerned with human welfare and the alleviation of suffering

Antonyms for merciful

showing or giving mercy

(used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious

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The convivial ambiance of festivals, often staged outdoors during the warm months, offers a merciful respite from urban theater.
Director, 3rd Medical Department - Cardiology, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Bruder (Hospital of the Merciful Brother), Trier, Germany.
And on this year of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, we are invited to become more keenly aware and more grateful for God's merciful love.
The candidates who might present themselves for more merciful treatment are myriad.
Cardinal Tagle has reminded the faithful of the mission "to spread mercy and to build a society on the foundation of the merciful Jesus.
Jabir Al-Shehri of the Ministry of Agriculture said on Saturday that the punishment is in line with the Saudi law and also with the unified code of merciful treatment of animals adopted by all Gulf states.
During the reception, Prince Mohammed bin Naif commended the bravery of the two martyrs, asking Allah Almighty to bestow his merciful on the souls of the martyrs.
Summary: The Dubai Municipality (DM) has signed an agreement with the Emirates Livestock & Meat Products Trading Company aiming at protecting and merciful slaughtering of livestock.
The Feast of the Merciful, known as Mawa'id Al Rahman, is another tradition that thrives in Egypt during Ramadan and has spread to all Islamic countries.
Which, as it's been around a bit too long now, is a merciful thing.
While He is all merciful, He abhors obstinate public disobedience: the history of the Hebrews in the Old Testament proves He acts.
Micah, for example, is exceedingly harsh in its judgments but ends with a description of a God who is forgiving, merciful, and faithful.
As long as there's corruption, there's merciful judges.
God is 'gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love' ( Joel 2:13).
THE judge said it was right to be merciful in his sentence for manslaughter.