lenience


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

le·ni·ence

 (lē′nē-əns, lēn′yəns)
n.
Leniency.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lenience - mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerantlenience - mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
mercifulness, mercy - a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"
2.lenience - a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
permissiveness, tolerance - a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
softness - a disposition to be lenient in judging others; "softness is not something permitted of good leaders"
3.lenience - lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
tolerance - the act of tolerating something
mercy, clemency, mercifulness - leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"

lenience

noun
1. Kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others:
2. Forbearing or lenient treatment:
Translations
shovívavost
mildhed
linkind, mildi
hoşgörülülük

lenience

[ˈliːnɪəns] leniency [ˈliːnɪənsɪ] Nindulgencia f, benevolencia f
to show leniency to or towards sbser or mostrarse indulgente con or hacia algn

lenience

, leniency
nNachsicht f(towards gegenüber); (of judge, attitude, treatment, sentence)Milde f

lenience

[ˈliːnɪəns] leniency [ˈliːnɪənsɪ] n (of person) → clemenza, indulgenza; (of sentence, punishment) → mitezza

lenient

(ˈliːniənt) adjective
merciful or punishing only lightly. You are much too lenient with wrongdoers.
ˈleniently adverb
ˈlenience, ˈleniency noun
References in classic literature ?
sir, you regard things with the lenience natural to those who live at peace with themselves; and I with all the severity of one who sees much that he would fain obliterate in the story of his life."
That the government can direct the NAB to show lenience to the businessmen and bureaucrats makes it abundantly clear that NAB's vindictiveness against the opposition leaders was at the behest of the PTI government
'Dodik's decision to block the Presidency's conclusions regarding the border issue between BiH and Croatia, and our country's right to access open seas, contrary to the interests of BiH, was obviously seen by the official Zagreb as a signal of lenience and an opportunity to continue with endangering the interests of Bosnia and Herzegovina,' said DA3/4aferovic in statement to FENA.
Showing lenience to the arrested workers would go a long way in cooling unnecessarily inflamed emotions.
He said those who contaminate the food deserve no lenience.
The game retained its competitive edge in the second half but tempers started to flare and after referee Mike English showed lenience after a mini brawl, he had to show yellow cards to Newport prop Dan Preece and Llandovery replacement Richard Brooks.
He vowed that no lenience would be shown regarding protection of the lives and property of the people.
Senior state counsel Yamina Jamina said the court should consider the deceased's family's forgiveness and observe lenience during Karisa's sentencing.
Joel Villanueva proposed that the BI be stripped of its authority to issue special work permits (SWPs), blaming its 'lenience' for the surge of illegal Chinese workers.
The judge said it was lenience "not afforded to your children".
These contrasting attitudes of the party in power at the Centre towards Hindu and Muslim devotees -- lenience towards the former and sternness towards the latter -- do not conform to the BJP's outpouring of concern for Muslim women who may be victims of the admittedly abhorrent practise of men summarily divorcing their wives on flimsy grounds.
That plea helped him avoid a second trial in Washington and offered the former Republican operative the hope of some lenience in sentencing.