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Synonyms for lenient
ˈli ni ənt, ˈlin yənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indulgent, lenient, soft(adj)

    tolerant or lenient

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

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, easy, piano, balmy, voiced, soft, delicate, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    inclement, demanding, unpermissive

  2. lenient(adj)

    not strict

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

    Synonyms:
    indulgent, soft

    Antonyms:
    demanding, unpermissive, inclement

  3. lenient(adj)

    characterized by tolerance and mercy

    Synonyms:
    indulgent, soft

    Antonyms:
    unpermissive, demanding, inclement

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. Lawmaker Jin Sunmee:

    Our justice system is too lenient to offenders and it is heartbreaking to think the system has missed its golden time to protect our children.

  3. 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.

  4. Eva Millona:

    It really caused huge anxiety, families were torn apart, children were left in the custody of the state, there’s a bitter taste still in Massachusetts. Some advocates for more lenient immigration policies lauded Michelle DuBois.

  5. 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.

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