Student Thesaurus

One entry found for mercy.
Entry Word: mercy
Function: noun
Text: 1 kind, gentle, or compassionate treatment especially towards someone who is undeserving of it <always show your enemies mercy, because it makes you a better person>
Synonyms charity, clemency, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercifulness, quarter
Related Words humanitarianism, philanthropy; empathy, pity, sympathy, understanding; commiseration, favor, grace; benevolence, care, compassion, gentleness, goodness, goodwill, kindliness, kindness, meekness, mildness, niceness, softness, tenderness; altruism, generosity, magnanimity, nobility; affection, devotion, love, worship
Near Antonyms reprisal, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance; venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; brutality, cruelty, savagery, violence; castigation, chastisement, punishment, scolding; abhorrence, abomination, execration, hate, hatred, loathing; cattiness, malevolence, malice, malignity, meanness, spite, spitefulness, spleen; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, grudge, hostility, jealousy, pique, resentment; bile, jaundice, rancor; hatefulness, invidiousness; coarseness, grimness, hardness, harshness, roughness
2 an act of kind assistance <did a mercy for the stranded motorist and was richly rewarded> -- see FAVOR 1
3 the capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune <a woman of such mercy that she's been known to cry over dead rodents> -- see HEART 1