Synonyms for GRACEgreɪs
grace, saving grace, state of grace(noun)
(Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
elegance and beauty of movement or expression
a sense of propriety and consideration for others
grace, good will, goodwill(noun)
a disposition to kindness and compassion
(Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
grace, blessing, thanksgiving(noun)
a short prayer of thanks before a meal
grace, grace of God, free grace(verb)
(Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God
decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify(verb)
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)
be beautiful to look at
fancify, grace, dramatise, bedeck, ornament, adorn, dump, deck, decorate, clothe, aggrandise, invest, blow up, aggrandize, embroider, dress, lard, coldcock, embellish, prettify, bedight, beautify, floor, knock down, pad, dramatize
grace(noun)Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
grace(noun)Divine assistance in resisting sin.
grace(noun)Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
grace(noun)An allowance of time granted for a debtor during which he is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
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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