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Synonyms of mercy in English:


  • 1 he showed no mercy to the others
    leniency, clemency, compassion, grace, pity, charity, forgiveness, forbearance, quarter, humanity;
    soft-heartedness, tenderheartedness, kindness, sympathy, liberality, indulgence, tolerance, generosity, magnanimity, beneficence
    [Antonyms] ruthlessness, cruelty
  • 2 we must be thankful for small mercies
    blessing, godsend, boon, favor, piece/stroke of luck, windfall
  • Phrases

    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
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