lenient

If you're not overly strict, and you show tolerance and mercy when someone does something wrong, you're being lenient.

Lenient means tolerant or relaxed, and is usually used when we’re talking about someone’s attitude toward discipline. In 19th-century child-rearing books, we often read about strict teachers who punish children just for squirming in their seats. These days teachers are more likely to be lenient, more understanding. If you're a big fan of discipline and punishment, however, lenient might mean "soft" or "indulgent."

DEFINITIONS OF: lenient

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adj tolerant or lenient

Synonyms:
indulgent, soft
permissive
granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline

adj characterized by tolerance and mercy

Synonyms
clement
(used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy

adj not strict

lenient rules”
Synonyms
undemanding
requiring little if any patience or effort or skill
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