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mercy

noun [U]  /ˈmɜr·si/ us  

mercy noun [U] (KINDNESS)

kindness shown toward someone whom you have the right or power to punish: He begged for mercy. The soldiers showed no mercy toward their prisoners.

mercy noun [U] (LUCK)

something that is considered lucky because it is not as bad as it had been or could have been: It’s a mercy that no one was hurt in the fire.
Translations of “mercy”
in Korean 자비…
in Arabic رَحْمة…
in French pitié, chance…
in Turkish merhamet, insaf, acıma…
in Italian pietà, misericordia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仁慈, 慈悲,憐憫, 仁慈,寬容…
in Russian милосердие…
in Polish litość…
in Spanish compasión, clemencia, suerte…
in Portuguese piedade, clemência…
in German die Gnade, das Glück…
in Catalan compassió, misericòrdia…
in Japanese 慈悲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仁慈, 慈悲,怜悯, 仁慈,宽容…
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