Definition of Mercifulness

1. Noun. The feeling that motivates compassion.

Exact synonyms: Mercy
Generic synonyms: Compassion, Compassionateness
Specialized synonyms: Forgiveness
Derivative terms: Merciful



2. Noun. A disposition to be kind and forgiving. "In those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"
Exact synonyms: Mercy
Generic synonyms: Humaneness
Specialized synonyms: Compassion, Pity, Forgivingness, Kindness, Lenience, Leniency, Lenity, Mildness
Derivative terms: Merciful
Antonyms: Mercilessness

3. Noun. Leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice. "He threw himself on the mercy of the court"
Exact synonyms: Clemency, Mercy
Generic synonyms: Lenience, Leniency
Specialized synonyms: Commutation, Re-sentencing, Amnesty, Free Pardon, Pardon, Quarter, Reprieve, Respite
Derivative terms: Clement, Merciful

Definition of Mercifulness

1. Noun. The state of being merciful; mercy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mercifulness

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Literary usage of Mercifulness

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1. English Churchwomen of the Seventeenth Century. (1846)
"Her mercifulness was one of those virtues which she could not conceal from observation ... Nor was her mercifulness bounded within the limits of friends, ..."

2. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"Hit mercifulness, his faithfulness. Event of such expectations. On the part of Christ. On the part of believers. Faith peculiarly to be acted on the death ..."

3. The City of the Sultan, And, Domestic Manners of the Turks in 1836 by Pardoe (Julia) (1837)
"... The Mother and Son — The Hiding-Place — The Capture—The Trial—A Night Scene in the Harem—The Morrow— mercifulness of the Turks towards their Women. ..."

4. Three Counsels of the Divine Master for the Conduct of the Spiritual Life by Edward Meyrick Goulburn (1888)
"This connexion will be seen, when we have seized it, to fence off a misconception as to the nature of the mercifulness, which our Lord has just commended to ..."

5. The Two Books of Homilies Appointed to be Read in Churches by Church of England, John Griffiths (1859)
"AN HOMILY OF ALMSDEEDS AND mercifulness TOWARD THE POOR AND NEEDY. AMONGST the manifold duties that Almighty God requireth of his faithful servants the true ..."

6. Collingwood by William Clark Russell (1891)
"... Cadiz—Mutiny—Collingwood's mercifulness—An Anecdote. HE anxiety and worry of convoying is scarcely to be realized in these days of peace and of steam. ..."

7. Shakspeare's Knowledge and Use of the Bible by Charles Wordsworth (1880)
"Of Charity and mercifulness. If we are to lay a solid foundation of moral duty, we must first learn to entertain a just abhorrence of its opposite. ..."

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