HyperDic: lenient

English > 3 senses of the word lenient:
ADJECTIVEalllenient, indulgent, softtolerant or lenient
alllenientnot strict
alllenientcharacterized by tolerance and mercy
lenient > pronunciation
Soundsliy'niyahnt; liy'nyahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > lenient: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningTolerant or lenient.
Synonymsindulgent, soft
Broaderpermissivegranting or inclined or able to grant permission
Spanishindulgente
Catalanindulgent
Nounsleniencelightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
leniencemercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
leniencya disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
Adverbslenientlyin a permissively lenient manner
English > lenient: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot strict.
Example "lenient rules"
Broaderundemandingrequiring little if any patience or effort or skill
Nounsleniencea disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
leniencylightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
English > lenient: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCharacterized by tolerance and mercy.
Broaderclement(used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy
Spanishcompasivo, indulgente, misericordioso
Catalancompassiu, indulgent, misericordiós
Nounsleniencymercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

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