Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 03/12/15 Clemency

Clemency (noun)
clemency [klem-uh n-see]


noun, plural clemencies.
1. the quality of being clement; disposition to show forbearance, compassion, or forgiveness in judging or punishing; leniency; mercy.
2. an act or deed showing mercy or leniency.
3. (of the weather) mildness or temperateness.

Synonyms
1. forgivingness, gentleness, mercifulness.

Antonyms
1. harshness.
3. severity.

Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin clēmentia. See clement, -cy

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