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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant;
[syn: lenience, leniency, mildness, lenity]

2. a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone;
- Example: "too much indulgence spoils a child"
[syn: indulgence, lenience, leniency]

3. lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers;
[syn: lenience, leniency]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lenience \Le"ni*ence\ (l[=e]"n[i^]*ens or l[=e]n"yens; 106), Leniency \Le"ni*en*cy\ (l[=e]"n[i^]*en*s[y^] or l[=e]n"yen*s[y^]), n. The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

leniency n 1: mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant [syn: lenience, leniency, mildness, lenity] 2: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child" [syn: indulgence, lenience, leniency] 3: lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers [syn: lenience, leniency]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

146 Moby Thesaurus words for "leniency": abatement, acceptance, accommodatingness, agreeableness, allayment, alleviation, assuagement, attentiveness, benevolence, blunting, calming, carelessness, charitableness, charity, clemency, commiseration, compassion, complaisance, concern, condolence, condonation, considerateness, consideration, damping, deadening, delicacy, demulsion, diminution, downiness, dulcification, dulling, easiness, easing, easygoingness, endurance, falling-off, favor, featheriness, feeling, flossiness, fluffiness, forbearance, forbearing, forbearingness, forgiveness, fortitude, generousness, gentleness, grace, heedfulness, helpfulness, humanity, hushing, impotence, imprecision, indifference, indulgence, insolidity, kindness, laxity, laxness, lenience, lenity, lessening, letdown, letup, lightening, long-sufferance, long-suffering, longanimity, looseness, loosening, lulling, magnanimity, mellowness, mercifulness, mercy, mindfulness, mitigation, modulation, mollification, morbidezza, negligence, nonresistiveness, nonrigidity, obligingness, overindulgence, overpermissiveness, pacification, palliation, pardon, pathos, patience, patience of Job, patientness, permissiveness, perseverance, pity, plushiness, pulpiness, quarter, quietening, quieting, reduction, regard, regardfulness, relaxation, relaxedness, relief, remission, remissness, reprieve, ruth, satininess, self-control, self-pity, silkiness, slackening, slackness, sloppiness, softening, softness, solicitousness, solicitude, soothing, sponginess, stoicism, subduement, sufferance, sweet reasonableness, sympathy, tact, tactfulness, tempering, tenderness, thought, thoughtfulness, tolerance, toleration, tranquilization, unrestraint, unsolidity, velvetiness, waiting game, waiting it out, weakness