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lenient

Saltos de línea: le¦ni|ent
Pronunciación: /ˈliːnɪənt
 
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Definición de lenient en inglés:

adjetivo

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
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
2 archaic Mild or soothing; emollient.

Origen

mid 17th century (in sense 2): from Latin lenient- 'soothing', from the verb lenire, from lenis 'mild, gentle'.

Derivados

leniently

1
adverbio
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.

Words that rhyme with lenient

convenient, intervenient, prevenient

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