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  • noungrace
  • nountolerance

synonyms for lenience

  • benefaction
  • beneficence
  • benevolence
  • charity
  • clemency
  • compassion
  • compassionateness
  • favor
  • forbearance
  • generosity
  • goodness
  • indulgence
  • kindliness
  • kindness
  • leniency
  • lenity
  • love
  • mercifulness
  • mercy
  • pardon
  • quarter
  • reprieve
  • responsiveness
  • tenderness
  • caritas
  • good will
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antonyms for lenience

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  • animosity
  • cruelty
  • disfavor
  • harshness
  • hatred
  • ill will
  • malevolence
  • meanness
  • mercilessness
  • selfishness
  • unkindness
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How to use lenience in a sentence

Lenity is undoubtedly the proper word to use, though both Webster and Worcester do recognize leniency and lenience.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
De Wet was once more given his life, and the other rebels were treated with a lenience which nothing but its wisdom could excuse.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GREAT WARA. F. POLLARD
I call it criminal lenience on the part of my nephew to allow it, he must have taken leave of his senses!'
AN AMERICAN GIRL IN LONDONSARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN
Mr. Gould calls this word and lenience "two philological abortions."
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
He is a son Of our great neighbor, and his death would wound The courtesy of nations that is kept By lenience unabraded.
THE MORTAL GODS AND OTHER PLAYSOLIVE TILFORD DARGAN
However, in view of their past record at the Academy, it is the decision of this board to exercise some lenience.
SABOTAGE IN SPACECAREY ROCKWELL
As it happened, this lenience could not have been less fortunately (or, for Grotius, more fortunately) framed.
A WANDERER IN HOLLANDE. V. LUCAS
It should be specially stated that lenience could not and was not extended to the point of fraternisation.
"AND THEY THOUGHT WE WOULDN'T FIGHT"FLOYD GIBBONS
Now there is no human failing upon which we look with more affectionate lenience than that of keeping a diary.
MINCE PIEAUTHOR: CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEYRELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 10, 2004 [EBOOK #13694]CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY
"I dare say she does," admitted Hutchinson, with tender lenience.
T. TEMBAROMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LENIENCE

  • charity
  • fairness
  • forbearance
  • lenience
  • leniency
  • lenity
  • patience
  • sympathy
  • toleration
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.