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The math of being as lenient as possible for borrowers who are truly without fault has never been more persuasive.

From Fortune

Officials also introduced an unusually lenient grading policy — meant to combat a spike in failing grades as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to upend American education.

There’s also the question of who really has the power to enforce the gendered double standard—and whether the answer is to be more lenient with female founders or to hold men to a higher standard, as I explore more in another story for Fortune today.

From Fortune

Being lenient back at the start of the pandemic has left them with huge numbers to make up before the end of the year.

From Digiday

In 46 of the cases, the accused officer was given an outcome more lenient than jail time, like probation or pretrial intervention.

The Jewish Week reported that sources said Hynes was expected to dispose of the case with a lenient plea deal.

Caminero just sounds like a jerk, and his charge of criminal mischief almost too lenient.

The New York Times and The  Guardian asked President Obama to be lenient on the leaker in two editorials Thursday.

In other words, Berlusconi's trivialization of the Shoah and his lenient views regarding Mussolini are not uncommon.

Pushing more lenient sentencing polices was not going to be the White House's priority straight out of the gate.

Usually the teacher was very lenient with Mother Wit, for of all her pupils Laura gave her the least trouble.

Val once said he had been more sinned against than sinning: it may be deemed that in that opinion he was too lenient to himself.

A moiling, toiling man, who shows no mercy to himself, is only lenient to others by excess of reason.

The society into which he went was disposed to be exceedingly lenient to fashionable excesses.

Though he has the reputation of being severe, he is far more lenient with other people's children than his own.


On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lenient, such as: benign, compassionate, compliant, forgiving, indulgent, and sympathetic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.