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Definition of Lenient


  1. Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; -- sometimes followed by of.
  2. Mild; clement; merciful; not rigorous or severe; as, a lenient disposition; a lenient judge or sentence.
  3. A lenitive; an emollient.

Lenient Quotations

All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
Abdurrahman Wahid

When I'm not the Tiger Mom, I'm a professor at Yale Law School, and if one thing is clear to me from years of teaching, it's that there are many ways to produce fabulous kids. I have amazing students; some of them have strict parents, others have lenient parents, and many come from family situations that defy easy description.
Amy Chua

My parents were pretty lenient with me. But, they gave me morality while I was growing up. They taught me the difference between right and wrong.
Mark Hoppus

I have from time to time been a double A or triple A personality. I'm not anymore. I'm more lenient on myself.
Giancarlo Esposito

I loved it, but social reality impeded. Now I wander in here at 9 in the morning or so, and come back for a while in the afternoon. I am a very lenient boss.
Donald E. Westlake
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Lenient Translations

lenient in Dutch is goedertieren, schappelijk, lankmoedig
lenient in French is indulgent
lenient in German is mild, nachsichtig
lenient in Italian is indulgente
lenient in Spanish is indulgente, sufrido
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