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Spanish translation of “mercy”

mercy

noun /ˈməːsi/ (plural mercies)
kindness towards a person, especially an enemy, who is in one’s power
compasión, clemencia
He showed his enemies no mercy.
a piece of good luck or something for which one should be grateful
suerte
It was a mercy that it didn’t rain.
merciful adjective willing to forgive or to punish only lightly
compasivo, clemente
a merciful judge.
mercifully adverb
compasivamente, con piedad
Mercifully, we had fine weather during the whole of our stay.
merciless adjective without mercy; cruel
despiadado
He had acquired a reputation for being a merciless ruler.
mercilessly adverb
sin compasión, sin piedad
at the mercy of wholly in the power of, liable to be harmed by
a merced de
A sailor is always at the mercy of the sea.
have mercy on to give kindness to (an enemy etc who is in one’s power)
tener piedad, tener compasión
Have mercy on me!
(Definition of mercy from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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