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Full of mercy; compassionate: sought merciful treatment for the captives.
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|Noun||1.||mercifulness - the feeling that motivates compassion|
forgiveness - compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
|2.||mercifulness - a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"|
humaneness - the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)
compassion, pity - the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
|3.||mercifulness - leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"|
quarter - clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter"