HyperDic: mercy

English > 5 senses of the word mercy:
NOUNactmercy, clemency, mercifulnessleniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
attributemercy, mercifulnessa disposition to be kind and forgiving
feelingmercy, mercifulnessthe feeling that motivates compassion
statemercysomething for which to be thankful
actmercyalleviation of distress / distress
mercy > pronunciation
Soundsmer'siy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > mercy: 5 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningleniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice.
Example"he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
Synonymsclemency, mercifulness
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
English > mercy: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA disposition to be kind and forgiving.
Synonymmercifulness
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
English > mercy: 5 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningThe feeling that motivates compassion.
Synonymmercifulness
NarrowerforgivenessCompassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
Broadercompassion, compassionatenessA deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
Spanishclemencia, misericordia
English > mercy: 5 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningSomething for which to be thankful.
Example"it was a mercy we got out alive"
Broaderblessing, boonA desirable state
English > mercy: 5 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningalleviation of distress / distress; showing great kindness / kindness toward the distressed / distressed.
Example"distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"
Broaderrelief, succor, succour, ministrationAssistance in time of difficulty

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