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English noun: mercy

1. mercy (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, mercifulness


Broader (hypernym)lenience, leniency


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

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


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


Synonymsmercifulness


Broader (hypernym)humaneness


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


Antonymsunmercifulness, mercilessness

3. mercy (feeling) the feeling that motivates compassion


Synonymsmercifulness


Broader (hypernym)compassion, compassionateness


Narrower (hyponym)forgiveness

4. mercy (state) something for which to be thankful


SamplesIt was a mercy we got out alive.


Broader (hypernym)blessing, boon

5. mercy (act) alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed


SamplesDistributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy.


Broader (hypernym)ministration, relief, succor, succour









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