HyperDic: mercifulness

English > 3 senses of the word mercifulness:
NOUNfeelingmercifulness, mercythe feeling that motivates compassion
attributemercifulness, mercya disposition to be kind and forgiving
actmercifulness, clemency, mercyleniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
English > mercifulness: 3 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningThe feeling that motivates compassion.
Synonymmercy
NarrowerforgivenessCompassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
Broadercompassion, compassionatenessA deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
Spanishclemencia, misericordia
Adjectivesmercifulshowing or giving mercy
English > mercifulness: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA disposition to be kind and forgiving.
Example"in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"
Synonymmercy
Narrowercompassion, pityThe humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
forgivingness, kindnesstendency to be kind and forgiving
lenience, leniency, mildness, lenitymercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
BroaderhumanenessThe quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)
Oppositemercilessness, unmercifulnessinhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
Spanishmisericordia
Catalanmisericòrdia
Adjectivesmerciful(used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
English > mercifulness: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningleniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice.
Synonymsclemency, mercy
Narroweramnesty, pardon, free pardonThe formal act of liberating someone
commutation, re-sentencing(law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
quarterclemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
reprieve, respiteThe act of reprieving
Broaderlenience, leniencyLightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
Spanishclemencia, misericordia, perdón
Catalanclemència, misericòrdia
Adjectivesmercifulshowing or giving mercy

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