Definition of merciful:
benign, sympathetic, compassionate, tender-hearted, understanding, kindly, uplifting, tender, feeling, cheerful, good, thoughtful, soft, attitude, pleasing, humane, indulgent, pitying, accept, pitiful, cruel, pitiless, gentle, satisfying, joyous, heartwarming, gracious, charitable, clement, joyful, kind-hearted, benevolent, easy, human, forbearing, magnanimous, sparing, mild, exhilarating, life-affirming, lax, kind, humanitarian, benignant, lenient.
- "Blind Love", Wilkie Collins.
- "Looking Seaward Again", Walter Runciman.
- "The Patchwork Girl of Oz", L. Frank Baum.