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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (showing mercy)
a. misericordioso
Merciful God! What have you done to the poor boy?¡Dios misericordioso! ¿Qué le has hecho al pobre?
b. compasivo
You could be a little more merciful and not punish him this time.Podrías ser un poco más compasivo y no castigarlo esta vez.
c. clemente
The king was merciful and did not have the traitor executed.El rey se mostró clemente y no ordenó la ejecución del traidor.
2. (bringing relief)
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It was a merciful release for Ted when his wife died. She had suffered from dementia for some years.Ted vio la muerte de su esposa como una bendición. Ella sufría de demencia desde hacía años.
Once the kids had gone I had a merciful few hours of peace.Una vez que los niños se habían ido, tuve unas cuantas horas de paz, que fueron como una bendición.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. compasivo(a), clemente
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merciful [ˈmɜːsɪfʊl]
1 (compassionate) [+god] misericordioso; clemente; compasivo; [+person] clemente; compasivo
to be merciful to or towards sb ser clemente con algn; mostrarse compasivo con algn
2 (blessed)
death came as a merciful release la muerte fue como una bendición
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