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Synonyms for lenient
ˈli ni ənt, ˈlin yənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lenient(adj)

    characterized by tolerance and mercy

    Synonyms:
    suborder Percoidea

  2. lenient(adj)

    not strict

    "an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "lenient rules"; "an easy penalty"

    Antonyms:
    unsyllabled, quantitative, unsyllabic, nonsyllabic, accentual

  3. indulgent, lenient, soft(adj)

    tolerant or lenient

    "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"

    Synonyms:
    tuna, tuna fish, tunny

Wiktionary

  1. lenient(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    permissive, lax

    Antonyms:
    severe, strict

  2. lenient(adjective)

    lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict

    The standard is fairly lenient, so use your discretion.

    Synonyms:
    permissive, lax

    Antonyms:
    severe, strict

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lenient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    softening, assuasive, soothing, mitigating, mitigative, lenitive

  2. lenient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mild, gentle, clement, merciful, tender, forbearing, long-suffering, not rigorous, not severe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lenient(a)

    Synonyms:
    compassionate, merciful

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How to use lenient in a sentence?

  1. Abu Khdeir:

    I told the judge that you need to give the maximum punishment for these murderers and not to be lenient with them, my wife and I are having nightmares in the middle of the night when we think about what has happened to our son.

  2. Saadi Shirazi:

    Anger that has no limit causes terror, and unseasonable kindness does away with respect. Be not so severe as to cause disgust, nor so lenient as to make people presume.

  3. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else.

  4. Ben Wizner:

    The problem is not that David Petraeus is getting lenient treatment, the problem is that lenient treatment is only available to people in high places.

  5. Jessica Vaughn:

    I think these are important steps because in recent years the system has been set up to favor the applicant and to put the thumb on the scale in favor of the applicant and to make it harder for an asylum officer to reject the claim, even in cases of reasonable doubt or credibility, there's been a very remarkable increase in the number of people asking for asylum in the last five or six years or so, and ... it looks very much like people were trying to take advantage of a very lenient system and one they would not be penalized for using and that motivates illegal immigration and harms the integrity of our legal immigration system.

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