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Synonyms for mercy


at the mercy of something or someone: defenceless against


  • defenceless against
  • subject to
  • open to
  • exposed to
  • vulnerable to
  • threatened by
  • susceptible to
  • prey to
  • an easy target for
  • naked before
  • unprotected against

at the mercy of something or someone: in the power of


  • in the power of
  • under the control of
  • in the clutches of
  • under the heel of

Synonyms for mercy

kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others

Synonyms for mercy

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

a disposition to be kind and forgiving

the feeling that motivates compassion

something for which to be thankful

Related Words

alleviation of distress

References in periodicals archive ?
Ci} [Quran 39:53] One of those who visited Mlik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy upon him, during the night in which he died, asked him, oeO Abu Abdullh, how do you find yourself?
Abdullh ibn Al-Mubrak approached Sufyn Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy upon them both, on the night of [standing in] Arafah, and found him kneeling [in prayer], as his eyes overflowed with tears; he asked, oeWho is the worst person in this gathering [in the plains of Arafah]?
Ci That is why, perhaps, when Wthilah ibn Al- Asqa', may Allah be pleased with him, went to see Yazeed ibn Al- Aswad, may Allah have mercy upon him, as he lay dying, he asked him, oeWhat is your expectation about Allah?
The Hadeeth which you mentioned in the question is also reported by Ad-Draqutni, may Allh have mercy upon him.
Thus, the Prophet (PBUH) legislated that the person praise Allah for this favor, and he legislated for his Muslim brother to say to him, "May Allah have mercy upon you.