Translation of "mercy" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈmɜː·si/ us /ˈmɜr·si/

[ no plural ] kindness that makes you forgive someone and not punish them

The prisoners pleaded for mercy.

(Translation of “mercy” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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

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

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!

(Translation of “mercy” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)