English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
The mercy of God to or toward sinners; have mercy on or upon one.
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blessing, approval, approvingnoun
the formal act of approving
"he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
a desirable state
"enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
grace, blessing, thanksgivingnoun
a short prayer of thanks before a meal
"their youngest son said grace"
a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
the act of praying for divine protection
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Why God blesses us is for us to be a blessing to someone else or others. No one is made for himself or herself. Yes! besides that, if your life does not enrich other lives, then you are not actually living. I mean, you are just existing. In other words, you are expected to be a channel of blessing to someone else or others as long as you live here (on earth). Season's Greetings anyway. ~Emeasoba George
We were blown away with the response that we received with the sick days. We were hoping to get a couple days so he could be here once a week, it is a huge blessing and we can't wait until we are in the position to give back and help others.
It was a huge blessing, it allowed me to have some sort of closure. ... I was able to say what I needed to say, knowing it was the end, and even though I couldn't see him and I couldn't hold his hand, having that connection over the phone was incredibly valuable.
I wanted to say the blessing with him.
It's insane to bring so much blessing over here. And we are thrilled for people to discover Tel Aviv , Israel again and to see [ what ] amazing people we are, and how warm we are accepting everyone. Tel Aviv , Israel's going to be a party, from all these countries, all these cultures are bound together, this is a festival of light.
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