What is the opposite of ruthless?

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Opposite of without pity or compassion
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Opposite of involving physical conflict, or having a propensity to use physical force
“I'm still a rebel, but express my anger in peaceful ways.”
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Opposite of relating to, or characterized by, competition
“Its programs give young people the chance to develop their creative abilities and to learn about commitment, cooperation and responsibility in a noncompetitive environment.”
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Opposite of painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate
“The rain was a welcome change for the farmers who had endured weeks of drought.”
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Opposite of having qualities resembling those of steel, especially hard and resolute
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Opposite of having or showing passion in the pursuit of a goal
“He is good with the kids, but too unambitious to make anything of his life.”
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Opposite of filled with hatred or intense rivalry (towards another or each other)
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Opposite of incapable of being subdued, overcome, or vanquished
“The prisoners were all perfectly submissive and paid every deference to the wishes of those in whose custody they were placed.”
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Opposite of fiercely competitive in nature
“Our team won the tournament easily as the other teams were largely noncompetitive.”
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