Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lenience

3 senses of lenience

Sense 1
lenience, leniency, mildness, lenity -- (mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant)
       => mercifulness, mercy -- (a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband")

Sense 2
indulgence, lenience, leniency -- (a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child")
       => permissiveness, tolerance -- (a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior)

Sense 3
lenience, leniency -- (lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers)
       => tolerance -- (the act of tolerating something)

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