What is the opposite of cruel?

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Adjective
Opposite for inflicting suffering onto others without conscience
“Maximus was merciful and chose to spare the life of Tigris of Gaul in the gladiator's arena.”
Adjective
Opposite for upsetting in nature
“The arrival of their second child was a joyful blessing for the whole family.”
Adjective
Opposite for difficult to endure
“They reached the top of the mountain quickly given the easy conditions and climate.”
Verb
(chiefly Australia, New Zealand) Opposite for spoil or ruin
“Being fastidious in her preparation would facilitate her chances of winning the tournament.”
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