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Not harsh or strict; merciful or generous:
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  1. Not harsh or strict; merciful or generous:
  2. Inclined not to be harsh or strict; merciful or indulgent:
  3. Not harsh or severe in disciplining, punishing, judging, etc.; mild; merciful; clement
Forbearing; lenient; merciful
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  1. Forbearing; lenient; merciful
  2. Inclined to be lenient or merciful.
  3. Mild:
Full of or expressing emotion or sensitivity; sympathetic
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  1. Full of or expressing emotion or sensitivity; sympathetic
  2. Easily moved emotionally; sympathetic:
  3. Expressive of sensibility or emotion:
Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances:
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  1. Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances:
  2. Feeling or showing compassion; sympathetic.
Inspiring or deserving pity.
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  1. Inspiring or deserving pity.
  2. So appalling or sad that one feels or should feel sorry for it; eliciting pity.
  3. (Now rare) Feeling pity; merciful.
Alternative spelling of softhearted.
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Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior.
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  1. Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior.
  2. Gentle or kind in disposition, action, or effect; not severe, harsh, bitter, etc.
  3. Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force:
Deficient or limited in quantity, fullness, or extent:
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  1. Deficient or limited in quantity, fullness, or extent:
  2. Careful in spending or using; frugal
  3. Given to or marked by prudence and restraint in the use of material resources.
Having or showing tolerance of others' beliefs, practices, etc.
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  1. Having or showing tolerance of others' beliefs, practices, etc.
  2. Inclined to tolerate the beliefs or behavior of others; forbearing:
  3. Able to withstand or endure an adverse environmental condition:
Agreeable; pleasant:
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  1. Agreeable; pleasant:
  2. Of a sympathetic, helpful, or benevolent nature:
  3. Kind; gracious; benign
Indulging or inclined to indulge; kind or lenient, often to excess
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  1. Indulging or inclined to indulge; kind or lenient, often to excess
  2. Showing, characterized by, or given to permissiveness or generosity with regard to others:
  3. Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; favorable; indisposed to be severe or harsh, or to exercise necessary restraint: as, an indulgent parent; to be indulgent to servants.
Gentle or kind:
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  1. Gentle or kind:
  2. Not life-threatening or severe, and likely to respond to treatment, as a tumor that is not malignant.
  3. Having little or no detrimental effect; harmless:
Favorable; beneficial.
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  1. Favorable; beneficial.
  2. Kindly or gracious, sometimes in a patronizing way
  3. (Now rare) Kind; gracious; favorable.
Not steep or sudden; gradual:
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  1. Not steep or sudden; gradual:
  2. (Archaic) Noble; chivalrous:
  3. Considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender.
Easily crushed or bruised; fragile:
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  1. Easily crushed or bruised; fragile:
  2. Painful; sore:
  3. Characterized by or expressing gentle emotions; loving:
Condescendingly courteous; indulgent:
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  1. Condescendingly courteous; indulgent:
  2. Characterized by kindness and warm courtesy:
  3. Merciful or compassionate. Used especially of God in Christianity and Islam.
Having a purpose or character of a charity.
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  1. Having a purpose or character of a charity.
  2. Of, for, or concerned with charity:
  3. Characterized by lenient or forbearing judgment:
Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances:
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  1. Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances:
  2. Feeling or showing compassion; sympathizing deeply; pitying
Made up of humans:
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  1. Made up of humans:
  2. A member of the species Homo sapiens; a human being.
  3. Subject to or indicative of the weaknesses, imperfections, and fragility associated with humans:
Characterized by an emphasis on humanistic values and concerns:
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  1. Characterized by an emphasis on humanistic values and concerns:
  2. Characterized by kindness, mercy, or compassion:
  3. Having what are considered the best qualities of human beings; kind, tender, merciful, sympathetic, etc.
Helping humanity
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  1. Helping humanity
  2. Showing concern for the welfare of humanity, especially in acting to improve the living conditions of impoverished people.
  3. Being a situation in which many human lives are in danger of harm or death:
Kind, generous.
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  1. Kind, generous.
  2. Kind and forgiving in judging others; lenient
  3. Kind and generous in giving money or other help to those in need
Forbearing; lenient; merciful
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  1. Forbearing; lenient; merciful
  2. Inclined to be lenient or merciful.
  3. Mild:
Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
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  1. Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
  2. Affording comfort or relief; soothing:
  3. Readily exploited, imposed on, or tricked:
Characterized by patience and indulgence; long-suffering: as, a forbearing temper.
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  1. Characterized by patience and indulgence; long-suffering: as, a forbearing temper.
Showing, characterized by, or given to permissiveness or generosity with regard to others:
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  1. Showing, characterized by, or given to permissiveness or generosity with regard to others:
  2. Indulging or inclined to indulge; kind or lenient, often to excess
  3. Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; favorable; indisposed to be severe or harsh, or to exercise necessary restraint: as, an indulgent parent; to be indulgent to servants.
Slack; of a loose texture; not rigid or tight
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  1. Slack; of a loose texture; not rigid or tight
  2. Loose and not easily retained or controlled. Used of bowel movements.
  3. Loose; emptying easily
Not harsh or severe in disciplining, punishing, judging, etc.; mild; merciful; clement
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  1. Not harsh or severe in disciplining, punishing, judging, etc.; mild; merciful; clement
  2. Not harsh or strict; merciful or generous:
  3. Inclined not to be harsh or strict; merciful or indulgent:
Not hard for its kind; not as hard as is normal, desirable, etc.
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  1. Not hard for its kind; not as hard as is normal, desirable, etc.
  2. Easy to digest because free from roughage
  3. Not demanding or difficult; easy:
Inclined to tolerate the beliefs or behavior of others; forbearing:
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  1. Inclined to tolerate the beliefs or behavior of others; forbearing:
  2. Able to withstand or endure an adverse environmental condition:
  3. Able to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound:
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