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English noun: mercifulness

1. mercifulness (feeling) the feeling that motivates compassion


Broader (hypernym)compassion, compassionateness

Narrower (hyponym)forgiveness

2. mercifulness (attribute) a disposition to be kind and forgiving

SamplesIn those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband.


Broader (hypernym)humaneness

Narrower (hyponym)compassion, forgivingness, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, mildness, pity

Antonymsunmercifulness, mercilessness

3. mercifulness (act) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

SamplesHe threw himself on the mercy of the court.

Synonymsclemency, mercy

Broader (hypernym)lenience, leniency

Narrower (hyponym)amnesty, commutation, free pardon, pardon, quarter, re-sentencing, reprieve, respite

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