Merciful vs Benignant - What's the difference?

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Merciful is a synonym of benignant.


As adjectives the difference between merciful and benignant

is that merciful is showing mercy while benignant is kind; gracious; favorable.

merciful

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • showing mercy
  • * 1900', , Chapter I,
  • The murderer, he recalled, had been tried and sentenced to imprisonment for life, but was pardoned by a merciful governor after serving a year of his sentence.

    Antonyms

    * merciless * cruel

    Anagrams

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    benignant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Kind; gracious; favorable.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 417:
  • Here Nature appears in her richest attire, and Art, dressed with the modestest simplicity, attends her benignant mistress.