Complete Definition of "mercy"

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Pronunciation
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Etymology
ME., from AF. merci.

Noun
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  1. (uncountable) relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another

#:She took mercy on him and quit embarassing him.

  1. (uncountable) forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate

#:Have mercy on the poor and assist them if you can.

  1. (uncountable) a tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion

#:Mercy is one of his many virtues.

  1. countable Instances of forebearance or forgiveness.

#:Psalms 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord

Translations

Dutch: Genade
German: Gnade f
Old English: milts f

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