What are some opposite words for clemency?

Antonyms for clemency
ˈklɛm ən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mildness, clemency(noun)

    good weather with comfortable temperatures

    Synonyms:
    softness, leniency, mildness, lenience, lenity, mercy, mercifulness, gentleness

  2. clemency, mercifulness, mercy(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"

    Synonyms:
    mercy, mildness, mercifulness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. clemency

    Mercy is the exercise of less severity than one deserves, or in a more extended sense, the granting of kindness or favor beyond what one may rightly claim. Grace is favor, kindness, or blessing shown to the undeserving; forgiveness, mercy, and pardon are exercised toward the ill-deserving. Pardon remits the outward penalty which the offender deserves; forgiveness dismisses resentment or displeasure from the heart of the one offended; mercy seeks the highest possible good of the offender. There may be mercy without pardon, as in the mitigation of sentence, or in all possible alleviation of necessary severity; there may be cases where pardon would not be mercy, since it would encourage to repetition of the offense, from which timely punishment might have saved. Mercy is also used in the wider sense of refraining from harshness or cruelty toward those who are in one's power without fault of their own; as, they besought the robber to have mercy. Clemency is a colder word than mercy, and without its religious associations, signifying mildness and moderation in the use of power where severity would have legal or military, rather than moral sanction; it often denotes a habitual mildness of disposition on the part of the powerful, and is matter rather of good nature or policy than of principle. Leniency or lenity denotes an easy-going avoidance of severity; these words are more general and less magisterial than clemency; we should speak of the leniency of a parent, the clemency of a conqueror. Compare PITY.

    Antonyms:
    cruelty, hardness, harshness, implacability, justice, penalty, punishment, revenge, rigor, severity, sternness, vengeance

    Synonyms:
    benevolence, benignity, blessing, compassion, favor, forbearance, forgiveness, gentleness, grace, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercy, mildness, pardon, pardon, pity, tenderness

    Preposition:
    The mercy of God to or toward sinners; have mercy on or upon one.

How to use clemency in a sentence?

  1. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    Nothing can be gained and much will be lost if these two young Australians are executed. I again respectfully call on the President of Indonesia to reconsider his refusal to grant clemency. It is not too late for a change of heart.

  2. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee:

    Johnson, 68, faces execution after being convicted in the 1984 murder of Connie Johnson, Connie Johnson. Several religious leaders, include the president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which Johnson is a member, have urged Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to grant Johnson clemency. Johnsons supporters said the inmate experienced a religious conversion and now ministers to other prisoners. BOY, 8, FINDS GUN AND ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS MOM AT COLLEGE BASEBALL GAME On Tuesday, Leeannounced his decision to deny clemencyfor Johnson, FOX 17 reported. After a prayerful and deliberate consideration of Don Johnsons request for clemency, and after a thorough review of the case, I am upholding the sentence of the State of Tennessee and will not be intervening.

  3. White House:

    Family and friends have long sought clemency for Mr. Patrick Nolan, alongside notable advocates like former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and author Arnold Steinberg, in light of these facts, Patrick Nolan is entirely deserving of this Grant of Executive Clemency.

  4. Kardashian West:

    I went in … to really talk to the president about Alice Johnson and really explain to him why she would be such a good person to grant clemency to, the president seems to have a passion for what everything that Jared has been trying to do, and that just makes me happy that that conversation is just moving forward.

  5. Gloria Barrera:

    I'm afraid of being deported and dying alone without my children and my husband, i'm here asking for clemency and justice only so I could be able to die with my family.

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