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1. mercy

noun. ['ˈmɝːsi'] leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice.

Synonyms

  • amnesty
  • clemency
  • leniency
  • respite
  • reprieve
  • lenience
  • commutation
  • pardon
  • mercifulness
  • quarter
  • free pardon

Antonyms

  • unpermissiveness
  • front
  • multiply
  • thoughtlessness

Etymology

  • merci (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • merci (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Mercy

  • gramersey
  • remerci
  • searcy
  • percy
  • kersey
  • kersee
  • hursey
  • hersey
  • bursey
  • ursy
  • ursie

Example sentences of the word mercy


1. Noun, singular or mass
House cats shed throughout the year since they are not at the mercy of weather changes.

Quotes containing the word mercy


1. All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

2. God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself, and for our world.
- Billy Graham

3. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

2. mercy

noun. ['ˈmɝːsi'] a disposition to be kind and forgiving.

Synonyms

  • lenity
  • kindness
  • compassion
  • humaneness
  • forgivingness
  • pity
  • lenience
  • mildness
  • mercifulness

Antonyms

  • inhumaneness
  • unkind
  • stinginess
  • humane

Etymology

  • merci (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • merci (Anglo-Norman)

3. mercy

noun. ['ˈmɝːsi'] the feeling that motivates compassion.

Synonyms

  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • mercifulness

Antonyms

  • compression
  • increase
  • low relief
  • high relief

Etymology

  • merci (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • merci (Anglo-Norman)

4. mercy

noun. ['ˈmɝːsi'] alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed.

Synonyms

  • succour
  • relief
  • succor

Antonyms

  • unkindness
  • evil
  • evilness
  • kind

Etymology

  • merci (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • merci (Anglo-Norman)

5. mercy

noun. ['ˈmɝːsi'] something for which to be thankful.

Synonyms

  • blessing

Antonyms

  • discomfort
  • misfortune

Etymology

  • merci (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • merci (Anglo-Norman)
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