English - Vietnamese Dictionary
mercy /'mə:si/Concise Dictionary
- 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
- 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
mercies'mɜrsɪ /'mɜːsɪThesaurus Dictionary
+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
Advanced English 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.
+ noun (plural mercies)Collocation Dictionary
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).
See also - MERCIFUL, MERCILESS
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.
God's infinite mercy
VERB + MERCY
ask for, beg for, plead for, scream for | have, show (sb)
God have mercy on us! They showed no mercy to their captives.
MERCY + NOUN
dash, flight, mission
Aid agencies are making mercy flights into the flood region.
at the ~ of
We're at the mercy of the weather.
| without ~
The terrorists are completely without mercy.
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