Definitions of mercy

  1. leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something for which to be thankful; "it was a mercy we got out alive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Disposition to exercise compassion or favor; pity; compassion; willingness to spare or to help. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A blessing regarded as a manifestation of compassion or favor. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Willingness to forgive, spare, or pity; forbearance; pity; kindness; mildness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A forgiving disposition: clemency: leniency: tenderness: an act of mercy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Mildness toward an offender; compassion; clemency. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Mild treatment of an offender; compassion; clemency; charity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Pity; compassion; willingness to spare and save; clemency; pardon; discretion, or the power of acting at pleasure, as, he is at his mercy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for mercy

  1. They beat him and beat him till he cried for mercy – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous
  2. I can only ask you for mercy – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba