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

leniently

[ˈliːnɪəntlɪ] ADVcon indulgencia, con benevolencia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

leniently

[ˈliːniəntli] advavec indulgence
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

leniently

advnachsichtig; judgemilde
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

leniently

[ˈliːnɪəntlɪ] advcon indulgenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

lenient

(ˈliːniənt) adjective
merciful or punishing only lightly. You are much too lenient with wrongdoers.
ˈleniently adverb
ˈlenience, ˈleniency noun
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References in classic literature ?
It matters little now, except as it may dispose you to think more leniently of his errors.'
There was one person among his new acquaintance in Surry, not so leniently disposed.
It was not urged against him, though many another, who manifested it in no greater degree, was less leniently judged.
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.
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.
That he would be leniently treated, I could not hope.
A new searching light had fallen on her husband's character, and she could not judge him leniently: the twenty years in which she had believed in him and venerated him by virtue of his concealments came back with particulars that made them seem an odious deceit.
'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.'
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.
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.
At Mold Crown Court his appeal against a 16 week sentence of imprisonment imposed at Llandudno Magistrates' Court had got underway when Judge Rhys Rowlands told defending barrister Elen Owen that he took the view that he had been dealt with leniently by the magistrates and there was a risk "of the sentence going up."