leniently


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.leniently - in a permissively lenient manner; "he felt incensed that Tarrant should have been treated so leniently given his crime"
Translations
بِتَساهُل، بِتَعاطُف
shovívavě
mildt
elnézõen
mildilega
hoşgörüyle

leniently

[ˈliːnɪəntlɪ] ADVcon indulgencia, con benevolencia

leniently

[ˈliːniəntli] advavec indulgence

leniently

advnachsichtig; judgemilde

leniently

[ˈliːnɪəntlɪ] advcon indulgenza

lenient

(ˈliːniənt) adjective
merciful or punishing only lightly. You are much too lenient with wrongdoers.
ˈleniently adverb
ˈlenience, ˈleniency noun
References in classic literature ?
There was one person among his new acquaintance in Surry, not so leniently disposed.
His father died in debt,' he said; 'the whole property is mortgaged, and the sole chance for the natural heir is to allow him an opportunity of creating some interest in the creditor's heart, that he may be inclined to deal leniently towards him.
Omer had told me, I took to be the cause of her being so unlike herself - and I had leisure, before Peggotty came down, even to think more leniently of the weakness of it: as I sat counting the ticking of the clock, and deepening my sense of the solemn hush around me.
That he would be leniently treated, I could not hope.
The case might have been dealt leniently with, but the laws were more harshly administered thirty years ago than now, and on my twenty-third birthday I found myself chained as a felon with thirty-seven other convicts in 'tween-decks of the bark Gloria Scott, bound for Australia.
A lady so graceful and accomplished," he said, kissing his right glove and afterwards extending it towards the pupils, "will look leniently on the deficiencies here.
It was not urged against him, though many another, who manifested it in no greater degree, was less leniently judged.
Listen, captain, my confession could only be made to an old soldier who looks as leniently as you do on the failings of others, or to some young man who has not lost the illusions of youth; for only a man who knows life well, or a lad to whom it is all unknown, could understand my story.
It matters little now, except as it may dispose you to think more leniently of his errors.
Brownlow contrived to state his case; observing that, in the surprise of the moment, he had run after the boy because he had saw him running away; and expressing his hope that, if the magistrate should believe him, although not actually the thief, to be connected with the thieves, he would deal as leniently with him as justice would allow.
Twice a winner over the 2m4f trip, the Jessica Harrington-trained six-year-old could still be leniently treated off a mark 6lb higher than when he won at Clonmel on his most recent start last month.
FEWER than 30% of police officers have undergone training courses since stalking laws were introduced, with many offenders being treated leniently, an MP has said.