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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lenient mean? 

LENIENT (adjective)
  The adjective LENIENT has 3 senses:

1. tolerant or lenient
2. not strict
3. characterized by tolerance and mercy

  Familiarity information: LENIENT used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

LENIENT (adjective)

Sense 1lenient [BACK TO TOP]


Tolerant or lenient


lenient; indulgent; soft

Context examples:

indulgent parents risk spoiling their children / too soft on the children / they are soft on crime


permissive (granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline)

Sense 2lenient [BACK TO TOP]


Not strict


lenient; easy

Context examples:

an easy teacher / easy standards / lenient rules / an easy penalty


undemanding (not demanding; requiring little if any patience or effort or skill)

Sense 3lenient [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by tolerance and mercy


clement ((used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy)

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