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leniency 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈlēnēənsi/,
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leniencies, plural;
  1. The fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency
    • - the court could show leniency

  1. lenience: mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
  2. indulgence: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
  3. lenience: lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
  4. (lenient) indulgent: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"
  5. (lenient) not strict; "an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "lenient rules"; "an easy penalty"
  6. (lenient) characterized by tolerance and mercy
  7. Mercy (Middle English, from Anglo-French merci, from Medieval Latin merced-, merces, from Latin, "price paid, wages", from merc-, merxi "merchandise") can refer both to compassionate behaviour on the part of those in power (e.g. ...
  8. The quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case; An act of being lenient
  9. (lenient) lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict
  10. Recommendation for a sentence less than the maximum allowed.
  11. The tendency to perceive the job performance of ratees as especially good.
  12. An evaluation error in which an evaluator has a tendency to rate a person higher than that person should be rated.