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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


  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 and starring Ellen Barkin. The movie was based on a novel written by David L. Lindsey.
  3. "Mercy" is a 2012 German drama film directed by Matthias Glasner. The film was shown in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012. The film is about a German couple and their teenage son who emigrate to the north of 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 2014 short drama film written by Anna Cetti and Faride Schroeder and directed by Faride Schroeder.
  10. "Mercy" is a 2006 drama film written by Mazdak Taebi and Jalal Tehrani. It is also directed by Mazdak Taebi.


"Mercy" is a written work.


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. Co-written by Duffy and Steve Booker and produced by Booker, it was released worldwide in 2008 to critical acclaim and unprecedented chart success. As Duffy's first international release, the song is credited with firmly establishing her 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. "Mercy" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in February 2008, remaining at the top of the chart for five weeks. The single also topped the charts in Austria, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and Turkey, and peaked within the top five of the charts in Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Sweden.
    • 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 GOOD Music rappers Kanye West, Big Sean and Pusha T along with their Def Jam label-mate, southern rapper 2 Chainz. The song, released April 3, 2012 serves as the lead single from the compilation album Cruel Summer. The song's production was handled by Lifted, with additional production from West, Mike Dean and Mike Will, and additional instrumentation from Hudson Mohawke. The song heavily samples the dancehall song "Dust a Sound Boy" by Super Beagle. The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics who praised the bombastic production, the varying quality of the verses, and the wordplay of the individual rappers.
  3. "Mercy" is a 2012 song from Away from the World, the eighth studio album released by the Dave Matthews Band. The song was released as the first, lead single the album.
  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. The song "With You or Without You" was used in, and is on the soundtrack for, Jonathan Demme's 1986 film Something Wild.
  5. "Mercy" is the eleventh album by Meredith Monk, released on October 29, 2002 through ECM New Series.
  6. "Mercy" is the second album by the Burden Brothers which was released on October 31, 2006 by Kirtland Records.
  7. "Mercy" is the second full-length album by American rock band Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, released on March 10, 2009. The band worked with famed U2 producer Daniel Lanois on this album and although he originally was slated for only a small selection of songs, the band later decided to enlist his talents for the entire album. Some descriptive highlights on Mercy include the title track, a slow burning ballad that highlights DeLuca's falsetto and is backed by UK based band Keane, "I Trust You to Kill Me" — a driving dobro and piano centered plea, and the hard rock "Save Yourself", which was used for the promo of the television movie 24: Redemption.
  8. "Mercy" is the sixth studio recorded album of New Zealand Dub band, Salmonella Dub released in 2004, the year after the release of their album One Drop East.
    • also known as Mercy (Th' One Drop E Remixes and Out Takes)
    • released on (10 years ago)
  9. "Mercy" is a single album by Duffy.
    • also known as Mercy: B-Sides
    • released in (8 years ago)
    • award: - Brit Award for British Single nomination for Duffy


Who is Mercy?

Mercy a.k.a. Mercedes McCambridge: Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge was an American actress of radio, stage, film, and television. Orson Welles called her "the world's greatest living radio actress." She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for All the King's Men and was nominated in the same category for Giant. She also provided the voice of Pazuzu in The Exorcist.

There are other people with Mercy in their name, like Mercy Guia, Miss Mercy, Mercy James, Mercy Lopez, Mercy Sunot, Mercy Bustos, mercy gaiger, mercy hatton, mercy kuttan, Mercy Malick 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 Mercy Me, No Mercy, Oh Mercy, Have Mercy, mercy arms, mercy fall, have mercy!, mercy miles, Sweet Mercy, Mercy Killers, sons of mercy, The Mercy Bell, The Mercy Seat, abigail's mercy, Agents of Mercy, Expect No Mercy, mother of mercy, Fistful of Mercy, Sisters of Mercy and mercy's mark quartet.


Mercy is a non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverage marketed as a preventative for hangovers and alcohol flush. It contains nutritional supplements that help the body process alcohol.


  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.
  3. Mercy: In cryptography, Mercy is a tweakable block cipher designed by Paul Crowley for disk encryption.

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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mercy

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Google previewSumma Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section) (2013)

by St Thomas Aquinas

Therefore mercy is a virtue. / answer that, Mercy signifies grief for another's distress. Now this grief may...

Google previewThe gospel of the tabernacle (1875)

by Robert Edward Sears

Mercy is a remedy for our every malady. It is an...

Mercy is the young man's strength, and the old man's staff.

Google previewTOWARD PEACE (2013)

Truth Is the Agent That Mediates Harmony by Lyle R. Strathman

Love Is a Property of Free Will As shown in the preceding articles, mercy is an act of the free will.

Since mercy is an elected act or a free-willed act , and since mercy is a loving act, love must also be an act of the free will: a property ...

Google previewTransformation in Christ (2001)

by Dietrich Von Hildebrand

MERCY is a specifically divine virtue.

Google previewA commentary on the Book of psalms. 1st Amer. ed (1802)

by George Horne (bp. of Norwich.)

Eternal mercy is the theme here proposed ; and they who have tasted it's sweets, are invited to join in setting forth it's praises. The members of the Christian church are now, in the most proper and emphatical fense of the words, " the redeemed ...

Google previewKuan Yin Opens the Door to the Golden Age (1982)

The Path of the Mystics East and West : the World Mother on Love, Karma, Reincarnation, and the Initiation of the Soul

Mercy is a flame flower germinating in the heart of the earth and in the souls of God's children. It is the fire in winter that kindles the hearth of home and chases the morning chill. Mercy is the flame of family and of filial piety wherein the cosmic ...

Google previewThere Will Be a Highway There (2011)

by Dave Kyger

Mercy is the element you must show toward this man who had just saved a man's life. Mercy is the element you must consider when you think about the old man sitting there, who has served this great country so valiantly, having to sit there ...

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)

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 ...

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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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