Definitions of mercifulness
  1. noun
    a disposition to be kind and forgiving
    “in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband”
    synonyms: mercy
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    mercilessness, unmercifulness
    inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
    compassion, pity
    the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
    forgivingness, kindness
    tendency to be kind and forgiving
    lenience, leniency, lenity, mildness
    mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
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    the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)
  2. noun
    the feeling that motivates compassion
    synonyms: mercy
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    compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
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    compassion, compassionateness
    a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
  3. noun
    leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    synonyms: clemency, mercy
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    commutation, re-sentencing
    (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
    amnesty, free pardon, pardon
    the formal act of liberating someone
    clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
    reprieve, respite
    the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
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    lenience, leniency
    lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
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