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Gracious vs. Merciful

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  • Gracious (adjective)

    kind and warmly courteous

  • Gracious (adjective)

    tactful

  • Gracious (adjective)

    compassionate

  • Gracious (adjective)

    indulgent, charming and graceful

  • Gracious (adjective)

    elegant and with good taste

  • Gracious (adjective)

    benignant

  • Gracious (adjective)

    full of grace

  • Gracious (interjection)

    expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.

  • Merciful (adjective)

    showing mercy

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Gracious (adjective)

    Abounding in grace or mercy; manifesting love, or bestowing mercy; characterized by grace; beneficent; merciful; disposed to show kindness or favor; condescending; as, his most gracious majesty.

  • Gracious (adjective)

    Abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful; excellent.

  • Gracious (adjective)

    Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections.

  • Merciful (adjective)

    Full of mercy; having or exercising mercy; disposed to pity and spare offenders; unwilling to punish. Opposite of merciless.

  • Merciful (adjective)

    Unwilling to give pain; compassionate.

Webster Dictionary
  • Gracious (adjective)

    characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit;

    "gracious even to unexpected visitors"

    "gracious living"

    "he bears insult with gracious good humor"

  • Gracious (adjective)

    doing or producing good

  • Gracious (adjective)

    characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects;

    "our benignant king"

  • Gracious (adjective)

    exhibiting courtesy and politeness;

    "a nice gesture"

  • Gracious (adjective)

    disposed to bestow favors;

    "thanks to the gracious gods"

  • Merciful (adjective)

    showing or giving mercy;

    "sought merciful treatment for the captives"

    "a merciful god"

  • Merciful (adjective)

    characterized by mercy, and compassion;

    "compassionate toward disadvantaged people"

    "kind to animals"

    "a humane judge"

  • Merciful (adjective)

    used conventionally of royalty and high nobility;

    "our merciful king"

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