Lenient in a sentence as an adjective

Are they supposed to be lenient on any defendant whose lawyers say their client is suicidal?

Please don't miscategorize asking for honest business practices as "a more lenient stance on fraud".

In fact, on HN we are probably more lenient because we are some of the people that are interested in separating people from their cash.

The window is usually 180 days, and some of the more lenient credit card companies will go back even further depending on the circumstances.

It seems trivial, but last year there were related findings with very real consequences:"Judges are more lenient after taking a break, study finds.

Are US judges typically very lenient with parties who attempt to evade the law with wink-and-nod mechanisms that can be seen through by the average tadpole?

If you're not paying at least $7 a month for a cpanel account, then expecting the host to be lenient for non-payment and subsequent abuse from the non-payee is unjustified.

The one exception I've found -- besides making it easier to study part time and draw out the total duration -- is that professors are usually much more lenient with deadlines for their online students.

Within a departmental level, it may be easier for a manager to argue that his team were all stars, but how do you deal with the question of an entire department using a harsher or more lenient grading system?

Somehow absurdly long sentences like confining someone in a cage for 5 years or even 10 years is seen as a "short" sentence, I guess because compared to locking people in a cage for 30 or 50 years or outright killing them, it seems lenient in comparison.

Lenient definitions


tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"

See also: indulgent soft


not strict; "an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "lenient rules"; "an easy penalty"


characterized by tolerance and mercy