lenient definition

  • adjective:
    • Inclined not to ever be harsh or strict; merciful, nice, or indulgent: lenient parents; lenient rules.
    • Lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict.
    • Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; -- often accompanied by of.
    • minor; clement; merciful; perhaps not rigorous or severe
    • described as threshold and mercy
    • tolerant or lenient
    • maybe not rigid
  • noun:
    • A lenitive; an emollient.
    • A lenitive; an emollient.
    • An emollient; a lenitive.
  • others:
    • Softening; mitigating; assuasive.
    • Relaxing; emollient; lenitive.
    • Acting or disposed to behave without rigor or seriousness; moderate; mild; merciful; clement.
    • Synonyms Forbearing, tender. See leniency.

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