See also Mercy
NounModificarMercy (countable and uncountable; plural mercies)
- (uncountable) relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another
- She took mercy on him and quit embarrassing him.
- (uncountable) forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate.
- Have mercy on the poor and assist them if you can.
- (uncountable) A tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion
- Mercy is one of his many virtues.
- (countable) Instances of forebearance or forgiveness.
- Psalms 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord
- A blessing, something to be thankful for.
- It was a mercy that we were not inside when the roof collapsed
relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another
forgiveness or compassion
tendency toward forgiveness
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Translations to be checked
- Mercy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Mercy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- mercy (relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another)
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