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lenient

adjective

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allowing a lot of freedom and not punishing bad behavior in a strong way
  • a teacher who is lenient with students who have misbehaved
  • The public was outraged by the lenient sentence the corrupt banker received.

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“Lenient.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lenient. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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