- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||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.
- clement, easy, easygoing, forgiving, indulgent, permissive, soft, sparing, tolerant
- draconian, exacting, grim, harsh, rigid, severe, stern, strict
- similar words:
- charitable, forbearing, generous, humane, kind, lax, liberal, magnanimous, merciful, mild, moderate