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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

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PROFITABILITY REBOUNDS: The rating affirmation reflects Mercy Health' significantly improved operating profitability with operating EBITDA margin increasing to 11.
Santos pointed out that Filipinos are now tasked to be the new missionaries and messengers of God's mercy to humanity, spreading it through good works and corporal acts of mercy.
The personal experience of mercy is the best way to make it a true message of consolation and conversion in the pastoral ministry.
In his treatment of the attributes of God in the prima pars, Aquinas argues that mercy is present in all of God's actions toward creation: "mercy is especially to be attributed to God .
None of this could have happened were it not for the support Mercy received here.
Mercy shares a bedroom in their mud hut with her two brothers and two sisters.
This figure spurred the Mercy organization to focus on staffing issues in its four nursing homes, setting a goal of eliminating the use of temporary labor within six months.
For historians it certainly means that we cannot take the statements of support for parolees as necessarily 'truthful' accounts of their character and reputation in local communities-they were all part of the craft of petitioning for mercy.
California currently has no laws governing mercy killings, nor does it track the number of cases that have been reported or prosecuted, said Larry Brown, executive director of the California District Attorneys Association.
Instruments of Mercy (IOM), a non-profit organization that provides surgical instrument repair to medical mission teams, will provide an all-expense-paid opportunity for a surgical nurse to volunteer with Mercy Ships in 2013.
Balanga bishop Ruperto Santos gave this reminder at the closing of the World Apostolic Congress on Divine Mercy (Wacom), which gathered almost 6,000 Divine Mercy devotees from all over the world.
28 -- The Catholic Church at the close of its Holy Year of Mercy is blessed with roses in winter.
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Tying together the parish's Advent theme of mercy with the Holy Year of Mercy, Prince of Peace Parish in Bellevue invited six families to take home real wooden doors donated by a parishioner and turn them into doors of mercy.
An official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on the faithful to make an act of mercy by kneeling down before the poor people.