mercifulness : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n the feeling that motivates compassion
- n a disposition to be kind and forgiving
in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband
- n leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
- He reads Machiavelli, Ignatius of Loyola, Marx and Hegel; he is cold and unmerciful to mankind, out of a kind of mathematical mercifulness.