mercifulness

Definitions of mercifulness
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n a disposition to be kind and forgiving

“in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband”
Synonyms:
mercy
Antonyms:
mercilessness, unmercifulness
inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
Types:
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
Type of:
humaneness
the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)

n the feeling that motivates compassion

Synonyms:
mercy
Types:
forgiveness
compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
Type of:
compassion, compassionateness
a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

n leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

Synonyms:
clemency, mercy
Types:
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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
quarter
clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
reprieve, respite
the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
Type of:
lenience, leniency
lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers

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