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synonyms for mercy

  • benevolence
  • blessing
  • charity
  • clemency
  • forgiveness
  • generosity
  • goodwill
  • grace
  • leniency
  • pity
  • sympathy
  • tolerance
  • benignancy
  • boon
  • commiseration
  • favor
  • forbearance
  • gentleness
  • godsend
  • humanity
  • kindliness
  • lenience
  • lenity
  • lifesaver
  • luck
  • mildness
  • quarter
  • relief
  • ruth
  • softheartedness
  • tenderness

antonyms for mercy

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  • disapproval
  • disdain
  • ill will
  • malevolence
  • meanness
  • mercilessness
  • selfishness
  • unkindness
  • bad fortune
  • disfavor
  • cruelty
  • intolerance
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How to use mercy in a sentence

Brethren are a help in the time of trouble, but mercy shall deliver more than they.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Have mercy on thy people, upon whom thy name is invoked: and upon Israel, whom thou hast raised up to be thy firstborn.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
If she have a tongue that can cure, and likewise mitigate and shew mercy: her husband is not like other men.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Henceforth he must remember Winifred only when his sword was at the throat of some wretched mutineer appealing for mercy.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
And thou hast delivered me, according to the multitude of the mercy of thy name, from them that did roar, prepared to devour.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
I remembered thy mercy, O Lord, and thy works, which are from the beginning of the world.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
I could find in the Bible more instances of Jahweh's cruelty and barbarity and lack of mercy than I can find room for.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
It wasn't any scruple of mercy, for Hicks was as cold-blooded a brute as ever glanced down a gun-barrel.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
As there was not now a breath of wind, we were entirely at the mercy of the stream, and began drifting back.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Human and animal cries blended in one piteous appeal for mercy.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MERCY

  • acquittal
  • amnesty
  • compurgation
  • exculpation
  • forgiveness
  • mercy
  • pardon
  • release
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.