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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lenience, leniency, mildness, lenity(noun)

    mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

    Synonyms:
    clemency, gentleness, mildness, softness, lenience, lenity, indulgence

  2. indulgence, lenience, leniency(noun)

    a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

    "too much indulgence spoils a child"

    Synonyms:
    mildness, self-indulgence, foolery, pampering, lenience, tomfoolery, indulging, indulgence, humoring, lunacy, folly, craziness, lenity

  3. lenience, leniency(noun)

    lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers

    Synonyms:
    lenity, indulgence, mildness, lenience

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. leniency

    Mercy is the exercise of less severity than one deserves, or in a more extended sense, the granting of kindness or favor beyond what one may rightly claim. Grace is favor, kindness, or blessing shown to the undeserving; forgiveness, mercy, and pardon are exercised toward the ill-deserving. Pardon remits the outward penalty which the offender deserves; forgiveness dismisses resentment or displeasure from the heart of the one offended; mercy seeks the highest possible good of the offender. There may be mercy without pardon, as in the mitigation of sentence, or in all possible alleviation of necessary severity; there may be cases where pardon would not be mercy, since it would encourage to repetition of the offense, from which timely punishment might have saved. Mercy is also used in the wider sense of refraining from harshness or cruelty toward those who are in one's power without fault of their own; as, they besought the robber to have mercy. Clemency is a colder word than mercy, and without its religious associations, signifying mildness and moderation in the use of power where severity would have legal or military, rather than moral sanction; it often denotes a habitual mildness of disposition on the part of the powerful, and is matter rather of good nature or policy than of principle. Leniency or lenity denotes an easy-going avoidance of severity; these words are more general and less magisterial than clemency; we should speak of the leniency of a parent, the clemency of a conqueror. Compare PITY.

    Synonyms:
    benevolence, benignity, blessing, clemency, compassion, favor, forbearance, forgiveness, gentleness, grace, kindness, lenience, lenity, mercy, mildness, pardon, pardon, pity, tenderness

    Antonyms:
    cruelty, hardness, harshness, implacability, justice, penalty, punishment, revenge, rigor, severity, sternness, vengeance

    Preposition:
    The mercy of God to or toward sinners; have mercy on or upon one.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leniency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    clemency, mildness, lenity, mercy, tenderness, gentleness, forbearance

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How to use leniency in a sentence?

  1. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    With leniency and compassion I share my soul with the world.

  2. Ipsita Smolinski:

    The fact that the agency provided leniency on the home risk assessments is a good thing. However, fully phasing in the risk adjustment model could be detrimental to some plans.

  3. Eva Longoria:

    Huffman's lawyers argued that the sentencing guidelines in those cases were much higher and reserved for the mastermind of schemes, not mere participants. Prosecutors, meanwhile, had argued that universities and testing companies were the victims of the schemes, and the amount that parents paid should correspond to the penalties' severity.But US Probation and Pretrial Services, which prepares pre-sentence investigation reports for each defendant, has argued overall, that the universities and testing companies suffered no monetary harm, and the price of the parents' bribes is therefore not relevant to any sentences. Actress Felicity Huffman loved ones wrote letters of support to the judgeMacy and other loved ones submitted letters to Judge Indira Talwani on Huffman's behalf, pleading for leniency. Each letter outlined Huffman's loyalty and commitment to the writer — an attempt to show Actress Felicity Huffman role in the admissions scam was an outlier in Actress Felicity Huffman life. Macy also shed some light on the immediate aftermath of Huffman's early morning arrest by the FBI in March.Two days after the arrest, Macy wrote, their eldest daughter was headed for an audition at a school she had her heart set on — one that didn't require SAT scores. But when Actress Felicity Huffman got off the plane, the school emailed Actress Felicity Huffman, formally rescinding its audition invitation because of the scandal. Eva Longoria and other celebrities write letters of support for actress Felicity Huffman ahead of Eva Longoria sentencingMacy wrote Eva Longoria and other celebrities daughter.

  4. Clifford Villalon:

    Stubbornness is not the opposite of leniency, but the extension of tolerance.

  5. Hippocrates:

    it would not be a good impression that even the heads can be lax because of Company’s leniency


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