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Synonyms for lenient
ˈli ni ənt, ˈlin yəntle·nient

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Wiktionary3.3 / 3 votes

  1. lenientadjective

    permissive, lax

    severe, strict

  2. lenientadjective

    lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict

    The standard is fairly lenient, so use your discretion.

    permissive, lax

    severe, strict

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. indulgent, lenient, softadjective

    tolerant or lenient

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

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

    inclement, demanding, unpermissive

  2. lenientadjective

    not strict

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

    indulgent, soft

    demanding, unpermissive, inclement

  3. lenientadjective

    characterized by tolerance and mercy

    indulgent, soft

    unpermissive, demanding, inclement

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lenientadjective

    softening, assuasive, soothing, mitigating, mitigative, lenitive

  2. lenientadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lenientadjective

    compassionate, merciful

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  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. Catherine Salmon:

    Parents are more lenient, so youngest kids tend to be less rules-oriented, and yet they still get lots of attention.

  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. 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.

  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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