US: /ˈmɝsi/
UK: /mˈɜːsi/

English Vietnamese dictionary

mercy /'mə:si/
  • danh từ
    • lòng thương, lòng nhân từ, lòng từ bi
      • for mercy's sake: vì lòng thương
    • lòng khoan dung
      • to beg for mercy: xin khoan dung, xin dung thứ
    • ơn, ơn huệ
    • sự may mắn, hạnh phúc, điều sung sướng
      • it was a mercy it did not rain: thật may mà trời không mưa
      • that's a mercy!: thật là một hạnh phúc!
    • to be at the mercy of
      • dưới quyền của, bị bắt sao cũng phải chịu
    • to be left to the tender mercies of
      • (đùa cợt) chắc sẽ bị (ai) vùi dập

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun (plural mercies)
1 [U] a kind or forgiving attitude towards sb that you have the power to harm or right to punish: to ask / beg / plead for mercy + They showed no mercy to their hostages. + God have mercy on us. + The troops are on a mercy mission (= a journey to help people) in the war zone.
2 [C, usually sing.] (informal) an event or a situation to be grateful for, usually because it stops sth unpleasant: It's a mercy she wasn't seriously hurt. + His death was a mercy (= because he was in great pain).
Idioms: at the mercy of sb/sth not able to stop sb/sth harming you because they have power or control over you: I'm not going to put myself at the mercy of the bank. + We were at the mercy of the weather.
leave sb/sth to the mercy / mercies of sb/sth to leave sb/sth in a situation that may cause them to suffer or to be treated badly: privatized companies left to the mercy of market forces + (humorous) I'll leave you to the tender mercies of these ladies!
throw yourself on sb's mercy (formal) to put yourself in a situation where you must rely on sb to be kind to you and not harm or punish you
more at SMALL adj.

Thesaurus dictionary

compassion, pity, forbearance, quarter, tolerance, sympathy, favour, forgiveness, kindness, kindliness, leniency, tenderness, humanity, humaneness, liberality, kind-heartedness, tender-heartedness, soft-heartedness, graciousness, generosity, magnanimity, benignity, beneficence, charity, thoughtfulness, consideration, indulgence:
May the Lord have mercy on your soul. We could expect no mercy from that slave-driver.

Collocation dictionary


divine, infinite
God's infinite mercy


ask for, beg for, plead for, scream for | have, show (sb)
God have mercy on us! They showed no mercy to their captives.


dash, flight, mission
Aid agencies are making mercy flights into the flood region.
| killing


at the ~ of
We're at the mercy of the weather.
| without ~
The terrorists are completely without mercy.

Concise English dictionary

mercies'mɜrsɪ /'mɜːsɪ
+leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
+a disposition to be kind and forgiving
+the feeling that motivates compassion
+something for which to be thankful
+alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed