(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. mildness, mercy, leniency. Ant., severity.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Mildness of temper]
Syn. leniency, mercy, charity, compassion; see kindness 1 , mercy 1 .
2. [Mildness of weather]
Syn. mildness, calm, balminess, temperateness; see peace 2 .
See Synonym Study at mercy .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[KLEM un see]
forgiveness, lenience, mercy.
The crook was granted clemency in exchange for information.
SYN.: forgiveness, lenience, mercy, mildness, compassion, charity, amnesty, sympathy, softening, quarter, mitigation, easing, softheartedness.
ANT.: vindictiveness, cruel and unusual punishment, strictness, harshness, heavy-handedness
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others: charity, grace, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercifulness, mercy. See FORGIVENESS.

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