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Definition of Mercy

What does Mercy mean?


  1. leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
  2. a disposition to be kind and forgiving
  3. the feeling that motivates compassion
  4. something for which to be thankful
    • example: it was a mercy we got out alive
    • 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
    • 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 2012 short drama film written and directed by Eliza Subotowicz.
  7. "Mercy" is a 2014 horror and thriller film directed by Peter Cornwell.
  8. "Mercy" is a film, directed by Patrick Roddy.
  9. "Mercy" is a 2006 drama film written by Mazdak Taebi and Jalal Tehrani. It is also directed by...


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.
  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 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.
  4. "Mercy" is a 2012 song from Away from the World, the eighth studio album released by the Dave...


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, The Mercy Seat, 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 non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverage marketed as a preventative for hangovers and...


  1. Mercy is a broad term that refers to benevolence, forgiveness and kindness in a variety of...
  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 encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Mercy

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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 ...

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Quotes about Mercy

I have no mercy or compassion for a society that crushes people, and then penalizes them for not being able to stand up under the weight. (Malcolm X)
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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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