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, an easy target for