What is “misericordious” mean?

Definition of misericordious in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɪzərɪˈkɔːdɪəs/

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rare, poetic

  • Compassionate, merciful.


Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415×24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat. From Middle French, French miséricordieux and its etymon post-classical Latin misericordiosus from classical Latin misericordia + -ōsus.

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