Definitions for lenientˈli ni ənt, ˈlin yənt
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indulgent, lenient, soft(adj)
tolerant or lenient
"indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"
"an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "lenient rules"; "an easy penalty"
characterized by tolerance and mercy
lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict
The standard is fairly lenient, so use your discretion.
relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; -- sometimes followed by of
mild; clement; merciful; not rigorous or severe; as, a lenient disposition; a lenient judge or sentence
a lenitive; an emollient
Origin: [L. leniens, -entis, p. pr. of lenire to soften, fr. lenis soft, mild. Cf. Lithe.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Parents are more lenient, so youngest kids tend to be less rules-oriented, and yet they still get lots of attention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- tolerante, laxoSpanish
- laxiste, permissif, indulgentFrench
- tròcaireachScottish Gaelic
- mild, tolerant, toegeeflijkDutch
- îngăduitor, blând, indulgent, tolerantă, tolerantRomanian
- мягкий, снисходительный, терпимыйRussian
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