My first is either good or bad,
May please or may offend you;
My second, in a thirsty mood,
Can very much befriend you.
My whole, though called a cruel word,
Is often deem’d a kind one;
With smiles it sometimes may be heard,
With tears, at others, blind one.
What am I? You may submit your answers below in the comment section. Will unmask Wednesday or Thursday. If you’re not sure how to solve, here’s a similar rilddle.