Synonyms of mercy in English:

mercy


See definition of mercy

noun

1‘the boy was begging for mercy’

SYNONYMS
leniency, lenience, clemency, compassion, grace, pity, charity, forgiveness, forbearance, quarter, humanity, humaneness, humanitarianism
mildness, soft-heartedness, tender-heartedness, kindness, sympathy, liberality, indulgence, tolerance, generosity, magnanimity, beneficence
ANTONYMS

ruthlessness, cruelty, inhumanity

2‘we must be thankful for small mercies’

SYNONYMS
blessing, godsend, boon, favour, piece of luck, stroke of luck

Phrases

    at the mercy of

    1‘they found themselves at the mercy of the tyrant’


    SYNONYMS

    in the power of, in the control of, under the control of, in the clutches of, in the palm of someone's hand, under the heel of, subject to

    2‘men who lived and died at the mercy of the violent and unpredictable Australian climate’


    SYNONYMS

    defenceless against, unprotected against, vulnerable to, threatened by, exposed to, susceptible to, prey to, open to, wide open to, an easy target for