lenient: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lē'nē-unt, lēn'yunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. agreeably tolerant; permissive; indulgent: He tended to be lenient toward the children. More lenient laws encouraged greater freedom of expression.
  2. softening, soothing, or alleviative.
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