Synonyms for lenient

Synonyms for (adjective) lenient

Synonyms: lenient

Definition: characterized by tolerance and mercy

Similar words: clement

Definition: (used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy

Usage: a more clement judge reduced the sentence


Synonyms: lenient

Definition: not strict

Usage: an easy teacher; easy standards; lenient rules; an easy penalty

Similar words: undemanding

Definition: requiring little if any patience or effort or skill

Usage: the pay was adequate and the job undemanding; simple undemanding affection; an undemanding boss


Synonyms: indulgent, soft, lenient

Definition: tolerant or lenient

Usage: indulgent parents risk spoiling their children; too soft on the children; they are soft on crime

Similar words: permissive

Definition: granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline

Usage: direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive; permissive parents