Definición de lenient en inglés:

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lenient

Pronunciación: /ˈliːnɪənt/

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
merciful, clement, sparing, forgiving, forbearing, tolerant, moderate, charitable, humane, indulgent, easy-going, magnanimous, sympathetic, compassionate, pitying, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, benevolent, gentle;
liberal, permissive, soft, soft-hearted
2 archaic Mild or soothing; emollient.

Derivados

leniently

Pronunciación: /ˈliːnɪəntli/
adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

Origen

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

Palabras que riman con lenient

convenient, intervenient, prevenient

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Saltos de línea: le¦ni|ent

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