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Overview of noun mercy

The noun mercy has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) clemency, mercifulness, mercy

(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. (2) mercifulness, mercy

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

3. (1) mercifulness, mercy

(the feeling that motivates compassion)

4. mercy

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

5. mercy

(alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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