Dictionary Results for mercy


1. mercy - noun

· leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"

Synonym(s): clemency, mercifulness

Hypernym(s): lenience, leniency




2. mercy - noun

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

Synonym(s): mercifulness

Hypernym(s): humaneness




3. mercy - noun

· the feeling that motivates compassion

Synonym(s): mercifulness

Hypernym(s): compassion, compassionateness




4. mercy - noun

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

Hypernym(s): blessing, boon




5. mercy - noun

· alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"

Hypernym(s): relief, succor, succour, ministration





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