What is another word for mercifulness?

99 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ mˈɜːsɪfə͡lnəs], [ mˈɜːsɪfə‍lnəs], [ m_ˈɜː_s_ɪ_f_əl_n_ə_s]

Mercifulness, defined as the quality of showing compassion and forgiveness, has a variety of synonyms that one can use to convey the same sentiment. Some of the most common synonyms for mercifulness include compassion, clemency, leniency, pity, and understanding. Compassion refers to a deep understanding of someone's suffering, while clemency and leniency suggest forgiveness or mercy shown to someone who has committed a wrongdoing. Pity connotes a feeling of sympathy towards someone's difficulties or struggles while understanding implies empathy and insight into another person's situation. All of these words are similar in meaning and can be used interchangeably to describe the quality of mercy and compassion towards others.

What are the hypernyms for Mercifulness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Mercifulness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for mercifulness?

Mercifulness refers to the quality of being compassionate and forgiving towards others. Its antonyms are harshness, cruelty, ruthlessness, and inhumanity. Harshness is characterized by severity, sternness, and lack of leniency. Cruelty is the act of causing pain, suffering, or distress to others. Ruthlessness denotes a lack of consideration for others' feelings, and it suggests a willingness to accomplish one's goals at any cost. Inhumanity refers to a lack of compassion or empathy towards other beings. These antonyms signify a lack of kindness, empathy, and understanding, and they oppose mercifulness's qualities of sympathy, compassion, and forgiveness.

Usage examples for Mercifulness

And I afterward to be likewise in wisdom, when that I was come the more to strength, and to mind that I suffer vainly for that which did have no surety, as I have shown; and moreover I did have no power upon the past, either to learn aught or to mend aught; so that I did go the way of an Human, and did shake free from these broodings, and strove unto forgetfulness; which, in truth, doth be both a Terror and a mercifulness, as doth chance.
"The Night Land"
William Hope Hodgson
Was not the practice said to have been adopted at Jaffa by an extraordinary character, to be esteemed for mercifulness in comparison of this?
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16"
Robert Kerr
Then they began to cry up parties again; the Diabolonians cried up old Incredulity, Forget-good, the new aldermen, and their great one Diabolus; and the other party, they as fast cried up Shaddai, the captains, his laws, their mercifulness, and applauded their conditions and ways.
"The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3"
John Bunyan

Famous quotes with Mercifulness

  • This will to live was the first thing that Judaism gave to Christianity: hence that contradiction, which even today seems to many an inexplicable riddle, between a doctrine of inner conversion, toleration and mercifulness, and a religion of exclusive self-assertion and fanatical intolerance.
    Houston Stewart Chamberlain
  • By grace I understand the favor of God, and also the gifts and working of his Spirit in us; as love, kindness, patience, obedience, mercifulness, despising of worldly things, peace, concord, and such like.Whether it be so or no, I report me to experience.
    William Tyndale

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