lenient
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈliːni.ənt/
Adjective

lenient

  1. Lax; not strict; tolerant of dissent or deviation
    The standard is fairly lenient, so use your discretion.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Chapter XVIII
      But in other points, as well as this, I was growing very lenient to my master; I was forgetting all his faults, for which I had once kept a sharp look-out. It had formerly been my endeavour to study all sides of his character; to take the bad with the good; and from the just weighing of both, to form an equitable judgment. Now I saw no bad.
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lenient (plural lenients)

  1. (medicine) A lenitive; an emollient.



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