lenient

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le·ni·ent

 (lē′nē-ənt, lēn′yənt)
adj.
1. Inclined not to be harsh or strict; merciful or indulgent: lenient parents.
2. Not harsh or strict; merciful or generous: lenient rules.

[Obsolete French, from Latin lēniēns, lēnient-, present participle of lēnīre, to pacify, from lēnis, soft; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]

le′ni·ent·ly adv.

lenient

(ˈliːnɪənt)
adj
1. showing or characterized by mercy or tolerance
2. (Historical Terms) archaic caressing or soothing
[C17: from Latin lēnīre to soothe, from lēnis soft]
ˈleniency, ˈlenience n
ˈleniently adv

le•ni•ent

(ˈli ni ənt, ˈlin yənt)

adj.
1. agreeably tolerant; not strict or severe; indulgent: to be lenient toward the children.
2. Archaic.soothing.
[1645–55; < Latin lēnient-, s. of lēniēns, present participle of lēnīre to soften, alleviate. See lenis, -ent]
le′ni•en•cy, le′ni•ence, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lenient - tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"
permissive - granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline; "direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive"; "permissive parents"
2.lenient - not strict; "an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "lenient rules"; "an easy penalty"
undemanding - requiring little if any patience or effort or skill; "the pay was adequate and the job undemanding"; "simple undemanding affection"; "an undemanding boss"
3.lenient - characterized by tolerance and mercy
clement - (used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy; "a more clement judge reduced the sentence"

lenient

adjective merciful, sparing, gentle, forgiving, kind, tender, mild, tolerant, compassionate, clement, indulgent, forbearing The Professor takes a slightly more lenient view.
severe, strict, harsh, stern, rigid, rigorous, stringent, merciless

lenient

adjective
Translations
مُتَساهِل، مُتَعاطِف
shovívavý
mild
lempeä
miskunnsamur, mildur
atlaidžiainegriežtas
iecietīgs

lenient

[ˈliːnɪənt] ADJ [sentence, treatment] → benévolo, poco severo; [person, attitude] → indulgente, poco severo
to be lenient with sbser indulgente or poco severo con algn

lenient

[ˈliːniənt] adjindulgent(e); [sentence] → léger/ère; [treatment] → indulgent(e); [person] → indulgent(e); [view, approach] → indulgent(e)
He received an unexpectedly lenient sentence → Il a été condamné à une peine légère contre toute attente.

lenient

adjnachsichtig (towards gegenüber); judge, attitude, treatment, sentencemilde; to be lenient with somebodymit jdm milde umgehen; to be lenient in one’s assessmentmilde urteilen

lenient

[ˈliːnɪənt] adj (person) → indulgente, clemente; (sentence, punishment) → leggero/a

lenient

(ˈliːniənt) adjective
merciful or punishing only lightly. You are much too lenient with wrongdoers.
ˈleniently adverb
ˈlenience, ˈleniency noun

lenient

a. indulgente, lenitivo-a; consentidor-a.
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