Synonyms of mercy


1. clemency, mercifulness, mercy, lenience, leniency

usage: leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"

2. mercifulness, mercy, humaneness

usage: a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"

3. mercifulness, mercy, compassion, compassionateness

usage: the feeling that motivates compassion

4. mercy, blessing, boon

usage: something for which to be thankful; "it was a mercy we got out alive"

5. mercy, relief, succor, succour, ministration

usage: alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"

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Definition and meaning of mercy (Dictionary)