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[mass noun] The fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency:‘the court could show leniency’
mercifulness, mercy, clemency, lenity, forgivenesstolerance, forbearance, moderateness, lack of severity, moderation, humanity, charity, indulgence, gentleness, mildness, sufferance, acceptancepity, sympathy, compassion, understanding, concern, consideration, kindness, kind-heartedness, benevolencesoft-heartedness, permissiveness, liberality, liberalnessView synonyms
- ‘South Africa too, will seek more leniency in international trade of elephant products.’
- ‘The son pleads guilty, tearfully begging for leniency based on his claim that his father molested him.’
- ‘So I think the rules of engagement give the military the leniency they need to accomplish their mission.’
- ‘He's publicly turned down a deal for leniency in exchange for information on his surveillance activities.’
- ‘There is the famous joke about the man who kills his parents and then looks for leniency at his murder trial because he is an orphan.’
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