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Mercy appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Won’t rats see penury cremates pure women?… One mower upset a mercy run epees start now.
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Definition of the noun mercy

What does mercy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mercies

  1. leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
  2. a disposition to be kind and forgiving
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of mercy: mercifulness
    • more generic word: humaneness = the quality of compassion or consideration for others
    • more specific words:
  3. the feeling that motivates compassion
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of mercy: mercifulness
    • more generic words: compassion / compassionateness = a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
    • more specific word: forgiveness = compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
  4. something for which to be thankful
    • example: it was a mercy we got out alive
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: blessing / boon = a desirable state
  5. alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed
    • example: distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: ministration / relief / succor / succour = assistance in time of difficulty

Phrases with Mercy

Phrases starting with the word Mercy:

  1. Mercy Rule
  2. mercy seat
  3. Mercy Bucket
  4. mercy killer
  5. mercy killing
  6. Mercy-Killing

Phrases ending with the word Mercy:

  1. Have Mercy
  2. Lawks A-Mercy
  3. Angel of mercy
  4. Lord Have Mercy

Other phrases containing the word Mercy:

  1. At the Mercy of
  2. For Mercy's Sake
  3. Divine Mercy Sunday


  1. Mercy is a medical drama which aired on NBC from September 23, 2009 to May 12, 2010. The series initially aired on Wednesday nights at 8/7c, as part of the 2009 fall season, but was pushed back to 9/8c in April.
  2. "Mercy" is a 2000 erotic thriller film directed by Damian Harris. The movie was based on a novel written by David L. Lindsey.
  3. "Mercy" is a 2012 German film directed by Matthias Glasner. The film competed in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012. The film is about a couple who emigrate to Norway.
  4. "Mercy" is a 2010 drama film written by Scott Caan and directed by Patrick Hoelck.
  5. "Mercy" is a 1995 English-language independent thriller starring John Rubinstein and Sam Rockwell, and written and directed by Richard Shepard. It was filmed in Queens, New York City. The film received an R rating by the MPAA for violence, adult situations, adult language, sexual situations.
  6. "Mercy" is a 2014 horror and thriller film directed by Peter Cornwell.
  7. "Mercy" is a 2012 short drama film written and directed by Eliza Subotowicz.
  8. "Mercy" is a film, directed by Patrick Roddy.
  9. "Mercy" is a 2006 drama film written by Mazdak Taebi and Jalal Tehrani.


Mercy is a fictional villain at the Marvel Comics universe.

There are other characters with Mercy in their name, like Goddess of Mercy.


  1. "Mercy" is a song performed by Welsh singer Duffy, released as the second single from her debut album, Rockferry (2008). Co-written by Duffy and Steve Booker and produced by Booker, it was released over 2008 worldwide to critical acclaim and unprecedented chart success. As Duffy's first international release, the song is credited with firmly establishing the singer's career and is now considered her signature song. "Mercy" received comparisons to Duffy's previous single, "Rockferry". Critical reviewers of "Mercy" noted similarities between the song to releases by Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and The Supremes, as well as contemporaries such as fellow British singer Amy Winehouse.
    • also known as Mercy (Radio 1 live lounge session)
    • music by Duffy & Steve Booker
    • some of the awards:
        • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song nomination for Duffy
        • Echo Award for Song of the Year nomination for Duffy
    • official website:
  2. "Mercy" is a song by American hip hop musician Kanye West. The song features American rappers Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, all of whom are signed to West's record label GOOD Music. Production of the song was handled by Lifted, with additional production from West, Mike Dean and Mike Will. The song serves as the first single from the label's collaborative album Cruel Summer (2012). The song heavily samples the dancehall song "Dust a Sound Boy" by Super Beagle.
  3. "Mercy" is a composition.
  4. "Mercy" is a 1987 hard rock album by Steve Jones. It was the first solo album from Jones, a former member of the Sex Pistols. The single Mercy was used in a Miami Vice episode called "Stone's War" and was also featured on the Miami Vice II soundtrack album.


Mercy a.k.a. Mercedes McCambridge: Carlotta Mercedes McCambridge was an American actress. Orson Welles called her "the world's greatest living radio actress.

There are other people with Mercy in their name, like Mercy Guia, Miss Mercy, Mercy James, Mercy Lopez, Mercy Sunot, Mercy Bustos, Mercy Malick, Mercy Miller, Mercy Murugi, Mercy Rooney and many others.


Mercy is an American pop group from Florida. Mercy released a hit single "Love," which soared to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and also peaked at #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart. "Love" was written by Jack Sigler, Jr., and this single, which was released in April 1969, reached over one million sales on July 15, and was awarded a gold record by the R.I.A.A., but was not given the actual award until October 2009.

There are other groups with Mercy in their name, like No Mercy, Oh Mercy, Sweet Mercy, Mercy Killers, The Mercy Bell, Agents of Mercy, Expect No Mercy, Fistful of Mercy, Sisters of Mercy, The Sisters of Mercy and At the Mercy of Inspiration.


Mercy is a beverage.


  1. Mercy is broad term that refers to benevolence, forgiveness and kindness in a variety of ethical, religious, social and legal contexts. The concept of a "Merciful God" appears in various religions from Christianity to Islam.
  2. Mercy is a popular children's game of strength, skill and endurance in Britain, Canada, Pakistan, India, U.S., also is played in the Middle East and Far East Asia in places like Malaysia and Brunei – although its exact origin is unknown. Many claim to have invented it but most likely it would have been played by school kids across the globe for centuries already. It also is known as Peanuts, Uncle, Pinochle, and Cravens. It may also be used as a form of bullying. Often Mercy is played at break and lunchtimes at school.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mercy

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

stances obtained" from' the fame portion of matter, Justice, that sits and frowns where publick which ought to be esteemed, exclusively to all the laws re,t' its inexistent elementary ingredients ; much Exclude soft mercy from a private cause, less ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Islam (2003)

by Cyril Glassé

ar-RahTm (from the root rahima, "to show mercy", "be merciful"). This Divine Name, which is often translated as ...

Google previewA dictionary of quotations from the English poets (1881)

by Henry George Bohn

MERCY — see Benevolence, Bounty, Compassion. Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so ; Pardon is still the nurse of second woe. Sh. M. for M. lI. 1. Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword, The marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe, ...

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Small photo of KRAKOW - MARCH 30,2014: The Divine Mercy Sanctuary, Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to Divine Mercy devotion, as the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska, Krakow, Poland.Small photo of Fireworks to celebrate the Day of Mercy 2014 in Barcelona SpainSmall photo of KRAKOW - MARCH 30,2014: The Divine Mercy Sanctuary, Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to Divine Mercy devotion, as the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska, Krakow, Poland.Small photo of View of Olinda in Pernambuco, Brazil with its historic cobble stone streets, ancient houses and the famous Mercy Hill Street where most of the Carnival takes place.Small photo of KRAKOW - MARCH 30,2014: The Divine Mercy Sanctuary, Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to Divine Mercy devotion, as the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska, Krakow, Poland.Small photo of ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN - MAY 10, 2014: Monument of charity and mercy Altyn Zurek in Square of love. Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan. Population of 835153Small photo of KRAKOW - SEPTEMBER 06: The Divine Mercy Sanctuary, Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to Divine Mercy devotion, as the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska, Krakow, Poland on September 06, 2013. More...

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Quotes about Mercy

Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second. (Agatha Christie)
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Scrabble value of M3E1R1C3Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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