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lenient 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈlēnēənt/,/ˈlēnyənt/,
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(of punishment or a person in authority) Permissive, merciful, or tolerant,
  1. (of punishment or a person in authority) Permissive, merciful, or tolerant
    • - judges were far too lenient with petty criminals
  2. Emollient


  1. indulgent: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"
  2. not strict; "an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "lenient rules"; "an easy penalty"
  3. characterized by tolerance and mercy
  4. (leniently) laxly: in a permissively lenient manner; "he felt incensed that Tarrant should have been treated so leniently given his crime"
  5. (leniency) lenience: mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
  6. (leniency) indulgence: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
  7. (leniency) lenience: lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
  8. 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. ...
  9. lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict
  10. (leniency) The quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case; An act of being lenient
  11. (Leniency) An evaluation error in which an evaluator has a tendency to rate a person higher than that person should be rated.
  12. (Leniency) Recommendation for a sentence less than the maximum allowed.
  13. (Leniency) The tendency to perceive the job performance of ratees as especially good.
  14. Easy-going or tolerant.