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Synonyms for lenity
ˈlɛn ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lenity

    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, leniency, 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. lenity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mildness, clemency, gentleness, tenderness, mercy, kindness, forbearance, lenience, leniency

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lenity(n)

    Synonyms:
    clemency, mercy, lenience

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How to use lenity in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare, Henry V:

    When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner.


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