What is the opposite of cruel?

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Opposite of inflicting suffering onto others without conscience
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“Maximus was merciful and chose to spare the life of Tigris of Gaul in the gladiator's arena.”
Opposite of upsetting in nature
“The arrival of their second child was a joyful blessing for the whole family.”
Opposite of imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
“They reached the top of the mountain quickly given the easy conditions and climate.”
Opposite of painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate
“The rain was a welcome change for the farmers who had endured weeks of drought.”
Opposite of causing pain or hurt feelings
“Courtney is a kind person who has performed many wonderful deeds for the elderly.”
Opposite of harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
“It started with a tweet which turned into a mild piece of fake news.”
Opposite of arduous, gruelling, demanding
(chiefly Australia, New Zealand) Opposite of to spoil or ruin in some manner
“Being fastidious in her preparation would facilitate her chances of winning the tournament.”
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