Synonyms of mercy in English:



  • 2 we must be thankful for small mercies
    blessing, godsend, boon, favor, piece/stroke of luck, windfall


at the mercy of

  • 1.1 they found themselves at the mercy of the tyrant
    in the power of, under/in the control of, in the clutches of, subject to
  • 2.1 he was at the mercy of the elements
    defenseless against, vulnerable to, exposed to, susceptible to, prey to, (wide) open to

More definitions of mercy

Definition of mercy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space