HyperDic: leniency

English > 3 senses of the word leniency:
NOUNattributeleniency, lenience, mildness, lenitymercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
attributeleniency, indulgence, leniencea disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
actleniency, leniencelightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
leniency > pronunciation
Soundsliy'nyahnsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > leniency: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningmercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant.
Synonymslenience, mildness, lenity
Broadermercifulness, mercyA disposition to be kind and forgiving
Spanishindulgencia, lenidad
Catalanindulgència, lenitat
Adjectiveslenientcharacterized by tolerance and mercy
English > leniency: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA disposition to yield to the wishes of someone.
Synonymsindulgence, lenience
NarrowersoftnessA disposition to be lenient in judging / judging others
Broaderpermissiveness, toleranceA disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
Spanishindulgencia
Adjectiveslenienttolerant or lenient
English > leniency: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningLightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers.
Synonymlenience
Narrowerclemency, mercifulness, mercyleniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
BroadertoleranceThe act of tolerating something
Spanishbenevolencia, indulgencia, lenidad
Catalanindulgència, lenitat
Adjectiveslenientnot strict

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