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Definitions of mercy:

  • noun:   alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed
    Example: "Distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"
  • noun:   something for which to be thankful
    Example: "It was a mercy we got out alive"
  • noun:   a disposition to be kind and forgiving
  • noun:   the feeling that motivates compassion
  • noun:   leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    Example: "He threw himself on the mercy of the court"
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 33333 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1707)
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #39881)


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See mercy used in context: 121 Shakespeare works, 1 Mother Goose rhyme, 168 Bible passages, 25 definitions


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