Definition of lenient in English:
1(Of a punishment or person in authority) more merciful or tolerant than expected: in the view of the Court the sentence was too lenient lenient magistrates
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- Lewis was banned from boxing after his act and for many, that punishment was too lenient.
- He was always easygoing but not too lenient and he was always sweet but not sickeningly mushy.
- There is no need for them to be lenient, nor are they expected to close their eyes to evil practices.
- Example sentences
- However, Kansas law treats underage heterosexual sex more leniently than underage homosexual sex.
- Technically he is out of the 2001 championship, but he is likely to be treated leniently by the Executive at tonight's meeting.
- The speed limit is generally leniently enforced, and pilots are often allowed to travel faster to relieve possible congestion on runways.
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