lenient

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈliːniənt/
  • SAMPA: /"li:ni@nt/
  • Hyphenation: le‧nient

Adjective[change]

Positive
lenient

Comparative
more lenient

Superlative
most lenient

  1. If you are lenient, you give light punishments or ask for only a low level of results
    He's not in jail because a lenient judge allowed him to get out.
    People believe athletes need more lenient treatment from teachers because they are not intelligent enough.