Synonyms for mercy

Synonyms for (noun) mercy

Synonyms: mercifulness, mercy, clemency

Definition: leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

Usage: he threw himself on the mercy of the court

Similar words: lenience, leniency

Definition: lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers

Synonyms: mercy

Definition: alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed

Usage: distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy

Similar words: succor, succour, ministration, relief

Definition: assistance in time of difficulty

Usage: the contributions provided some relief for the victims

Synonyms: mercifulness, mercy

Definition: a disposition to be kind and forgiving

Usage: in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband

Similar words: humaneness

Definition: the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)

Synonyms: mercifulness, mercy

Definition: the feeling that motivates compassion

Similar words: compassion, compassionateness

Definition: a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

Synonyms: mercy

Definition: something for which to be thankful

Usage: it was a mercy we got out alive

Similar words: blessing, boon

Definition: a desirable state

Usage: enjoy the blessings of peace; a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors

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