mercy significado, mercy definición | diccionario de inglés definición

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  ( mercies    plural  )
1       n-uncount   If someone in authority shows mercy, they choose not to harm someone they have power over, or they forgive someone they have the right to punish.  
Neither side took prisoners or showed any mercy..., They cried for mercy but their pleas were met with abuse and laughter...     
2       adj   Mercy is used to describe a special journey to help someone in great need, such as people who are sick or made homeless by war.     (JOURNALISM)   ADJ n  
She vanished nine months ago while on a mercy mission to West Africa...     
3       n-count   If you refer to an event or situation as amercy, you mean that it makes you feel happy or relieved, usually because it stops something unpleasant happening.  
usu a N  
It really was a mercy that he'd died so rapidly at the end...     
4    If one person or thing is at the mercyof another, the first person or thing is in a situation where they cannot prevent themselves being harmed or affected by the second.  
at the mercy of someone      phrase   with poss, usu PHR after v, v-link PHR  
Buildings are left to decay at the mercy of vandals and the weather...     
5    If you tell someone who is in an unpleasant situation that they should be grateful or thankful for small mercies, you mean that although their situation is bad, it could be even worse, and so they should be happy.  
grateful/thankful for small mercies      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
But so low has morale sunk that the team and the fans would have been grateful for small mercies.     

mercy killing        ( mercy killings    plural  ) A mercy killing is an act of killing someone who is very ill, in order to stop them suffering any more pain.      n-var  
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1    benevolence, charity, clemency, compassion, favour, forbearance, forgiveness, grace, kindness, leniency, pity, quarter  
2    benison     (archaic)   blessing, boon, godsend, piece of luck, relief  
3    at the mercy of      defenceless against, exposed to, in the clutches of, in the power of, naked before, open to, prey to, subject to, threatened by, unprotected against, vulnerable to  
1    brutality, cruelty, harshness, inhumanity, pitilessness, severity  

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"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
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