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English translation of 'piedad'

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piedad

feminine noun
1.  (compasión, pena) pity
tuvo piedad del mendigo he took pity on the beggar
ten un poco de piedad con el pobrecillo show some pity or sympathy for the poor boy
¡por piedad! for pity’s sake!
mover a algn a piedad (formal) to move sb to pityarouse compassion in sb
2.  (clemencia) mercy
el rey tuvo piedad de sus súbditos the king showed mercy to his subjects
¡Dios, ten piedad de mi! God, have mercy on me!
3.  (Religion) piety
4.  (old-fashioned) (respeto) respect
5.  (Art)
la Piedad the Pietà

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Example Sentences Including 'piedad'

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-Distinguióse bien pronto la pequena por su piedad y buen corazón.
Juan Goytisolo Señas de identidad
Dónde encontraríamos, por ejemplo, una historia del amor, de la avidez, de la envidia, de la conciencia, de la piedad , de la crueldad?
Fernando Savater Ética como amor propio
El grupo de jóvenes había acordado que, en su particular sistema de " depurar la sociedad ", no mostrarían piedad.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
He leído que cuando la conquista de América, cuando nuestras glorias de catolicismo y galeones de oro, talamos bosques sin piedad para fabricar barcos.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1995)
Porque, cuando se habla de la Shoa, sólo hay una forma posible de piedad : no ceder a la tentación de la imagen, ya sea pintada, esculpida o filmada.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)

Trends of 'piedad'

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'piedad' in Other Languages

British English: piety NOUN
Piety is strong religious belief, or behaviour that is religious or morally correct.
Known for her piety, she would walk miles to attend communion services in the neighbouring villages.

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