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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. indulgente
Customers have benefited from a lenient attitude on the company's part.Los clientes se han beneficiado con una actitud indulgente por parte de la empresa.
b. benévolo
Dan's lenient treatment of the children only served to make them more unruly.El trato benévolo que Dan le daba a los niños sólo sirvió para que se hicieran más ingobernables.
c. poco severo
The community complained that four years of probation was too lenient a sentence.La comunidad se quejó de que cuatro años de libertad condicional era una pena poco severa.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. indulgente, benévolo(a)
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lenient [ˈliːnɪənt]
[+sentence, treatment] benévolo; poco severo
Those who co-operate can expect lenient treatment She wrote to her MP expressing her concern about the lenient treatment of sex-offenders He was given a lenient sentence They considered twelve years to be a relatively lenient sentence The accused's father said her sentence had been far too lenient
[+person, attitude] indulgente; poco severo
to be lenient [in] one's criticism I had been too lenient in my criticism
to be lenient with sb ser indulgente or poco severo con algn
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