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Another word for mercy

  1. Kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others

  2. See also:


Synonym Study

  • Charity , in this connection, implies a kindly understanding and tolerance in judging others
  • Lenity usually implies excessive mercy or mildness toward offenders where greater strictness might be preferable
  • Clemency suggests a tendency toward mercy or leniency in one whose duty it is to punish offenders
  • Mercy implies compassion or forbearance, as in punishing offenders, in excess of what may be demanded by fairness, or it may connote kindness and sympathy to those in distress