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lenient

le·ni·ent

lenient

 
 
pronunciation:
lin ynt
part of speech: adjective
definition: not severe in enforcing restrictions or punishments; tolerant; indulgent.
It was their son's first offense, so they had some reason to hope that the judge might be lenient with him.Some professors are lenient about late papers while others hold students to strict deadlines.
synonyms:
clement, easy, easygoing, forgiving, indulgent, permissive, soft, sparing, tolerant
antonyms:
draconian, exacting, grim, harsh, rigid, severe, stern, strict
similar words:
charitable, forbearing, generous, humane, kind, lax, liberal, magnanimous, merciful, mild, moderate
derivation: leniently (adv.)