mercifully - definition and synonyms

adverb mainly literary 

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/ˈmɜː(r)sɪf(ə)li/
  1. 1
    used for showing that you are grateful that something has happened, because it has prevented or ended something bad

    She was bruised and cold, but mercifully unhurt.

  2. 2
    in a kind way, when other people might have been cruel