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Synonyms and Antonyms of mercy

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mercy

synonym (synonym of mercy)

  • (noun)
    Mercy is the exercise of less severity than one deserves, or in a more extended sense, the granting of kindness or favor beyond what one may rightly c more.. (noun)
     
  • (noun.act)
    leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a disposition to be kind and forgiving (noun.attribute)
     

antonym (antonym of mercy)

hypernym (mercy IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • (noun.attribute)
    the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals) (noun.attribute)
     
  • alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed (noun.act)
    assistance in time of difficulty (noun.act)
     
  • leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice (noun.act)
    lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers (noun.act)
     
  • something for which to be thankful (noun.state)
    a desirable state (noun.state)
     
  • the feeling that motivates compassion (noun.feeling)
    a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering (noun.feeling)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF mercy relation)

  • a disposition to be kind and forgiving (noun.attribute)
    the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    tendency to be kind and forgiving (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant (noun.attribute)
     
  • leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice (noun.act)
    (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the formal act of liberating someone (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment (noun.act)
     
  • the feeling that motivates compassion (noun.feeling)
    compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive (noun.feeling)
     

derivation (.... is derived from mercy)

  • leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice (noun.act)
    (used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    showing or giving mercy (adj.all)
     
synonym antonym hypernym hyponym derivation benevolence favor kindness clemency mercifulness cruelty punishment rigor sternness mercilessness unmercifulness lenience leniency ministration relief humaneness compassion commutation re-sentencing amnesty free pardon quarter reprieve clement merciful

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