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Kindness in ActionPlay
Use 'merciful' to describe someone's actions that prevent further suffering of others. SlideThe judge was merciful and reduced the sentence.
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Not Just for HumansPlay
'Merciful' can describe actions of institutions or entities, not just individual people. SlideThe government's merciful policy provided relief for the victims.
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Moral SuperiorityPlay
'Merciful' often carries a connotation of someone being in a position of power or moral high ground. SlideDespite the betrayal, she was merciful to her friend.