leniency

  • 1 leniency — index clemency, grace period, humanity (humaneness), indulgence, lenience, longanimity, moderation, pa …

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  • 2 leniency — 1780, from LENIENT (Cf. lenient) + CY (Cf. cy) …

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  • 3 leniency — clemency, mercifulness, forbearance, tolerance, indulgence (see under FORBEARING) Analogous words: lenity, clemency, *mercy, charity, grace: kindliness, benignity, benignancy, kindness (see corresponding adjectives at KIND): compassionateness,… …

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  • 4 leniency — UK [ˈliːnɪənsɪ] / US [ˈlɪnɪənsɪ] or lenience UK [ˈliːnɪəns] / US [ˈlɪnɪəns] noun [uncountable] a punishment that is not as severe as it could be …

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  • 5 leniency — noun VERB + LENIENCY ▪ show ▪ appeal for (BrE) PREPOSITION ▪ leniency for ▪ She begged for leniency for her son …

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  • 6 leniency — n. 1) to show leniency 2) leniency towards, with * * * [ liːnɪənsɪ] with to show leniency leniency towards …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 leniency — [[t]li͟ːniənsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N to/towards n Leniency is a lenient attitude or lenient behaviour. The judge rejected pleas for leniency and sentenced him to six months in prison... He said he would show no leniency towards those who stirred… …

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  • 8 Leniency — Lenience Le ni*ence (l[=e] n[i^]*ens or l[=e]n yens; 106), Leniency Le ni*en*cy (l[=e] n[i^]*en*s[y^] or l[=e]n yen*s[y^]), n. The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 leniency — noun a) The quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case. The convicted felon asked for leniency, but because the crime was so heinous the judge refused and gave the maximum sentence. b) An act of …

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  • 10 leniency — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Mercifulness Nouns leniency, lenience, lenity, moderation, tolerance, toleration, mildness, gentleness, favor; indulgence, clemency, mercy, forbearance, quarter, patience; compassion, ruth, pity. See… …

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  • 11 leniency — lenient ► ADJECTIVE ▪ merciful or tolerant. DERIVATIVES lenience noun leniency noun leniently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin lenire soothe , from lenis mild, gentle …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 leniency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1753 1. the quality or state of being lenient 2. a lenient disposition or practice Synonyms: see mercy …

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  • 13 leniency — /lee nee euhn see, leen yeuhn /, n., pl. leniencies. 1. the quality or state of being lenient. 2. a lenient act. Also, lenience. [1770 80; LENI(ENT) + ENCY] * * * …

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  • 14 leniency — Synonyms and related words: abatement, acceptance, accommodatingness, agreeableness, allayment, alleviation, assuagement, attentiveness, benevolence, blunting, calming, carelessness, charitableness, charity, clemency, commiseration, compassion,… …

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  • 15 leniency — le|ni|en|cy [ liniənsi ] or le|ni|ence [ liniəns ] noun uncount a punishment that is not as severe as it could be …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 leniency — le·ni·en·cy || lɪːnɪənsɪ n. laxness, looseness, permissiveness, lack of strictness …

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  • 17 leniency — n. See lenience …

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  • 18 leniency — le·nien·cy …

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  • 19 leniency — /ˈliniənsi/ (say leeneeuhnsee) noun the quality of being lenient. Also, Chiefly US, lenience …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 leniency — noun 1. mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant • Syn: ↑lenience, ↑mildness, ↑lenity • Derivationally related forms: ↑lenient, ↑lenient (for: ↑lenience) …

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