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Significado de “mercy” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "mercy" - Diccionario Inglés

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mercynoun

uk   /ˈmɜː.si/  us   /ˈmɝː-/
  • mercy noun (KINDNESS)

C2 [U] kindness that makes you ​forgive someone, usually someone that you have ​authority over: She ​appealed to the ​judge to have mercy on her ​husband. The ​prisoners pleaded for mercy. The ​gunmen showed no mercy, ​killinginnocent men and women.be at the mercy of sb/sth C2 to be in a ​situation where someone or something has ​completepower over you: Poor ​people are ​increasingly at the mercy of money-lenders.

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  • mercy noun (EVENT/SITUATION)

[S] an ​event or ​situation that you are ​grateful for because it ​stops something ​unpleasant: After ​months of ​suffering, his ​death was a mercy. They were on a mercy mission to take ​food to the ​refugees when they were ​attacked.
(Definition of mercy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "mercy" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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mercynoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɜr·si/
  • mercy noun [U] (KINDNESS)

kindnessshown toward someone whom you have the ​right or ​power to ​punish: He ​begged for mercy. The ​soldiersshowed no mercy toward ​theirprisoners.
  • 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.
(Definition of mercy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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