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 Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    What we are asking of Indonesia is what Indonesia asks of other countries when its citizens are on death row, and if it's right for Indonesia to ask and expect some kind of clemency, it's surely right for us to ask and expect some kind of clemency.

  2. Daniela Tejada:

    We have asked for clemency, we will wait to see what happens, matt was held in an undisclosed location in solitary confinement for over five months, with no charge, no lawyer and very limited consular access.

  3. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    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.

  4. Julie Bishop:

    We had indications that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would exercise his authority regarding a pardon or a clemency plea in advance of the appeal.

  5. President Trump:

    Today I've issued an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, posthumously, to John Arthur' Jack' Johnson... The first African-American heavyweight champion of the world, a truly great fighter. Had a tough life.

How to pronounce clemency?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say clemency in sign language?

  1. clemency

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