1. leniency

noun. ['ˈliːnjənsi'] lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers.


  • tolerance
  • clemency
  • lenience
  • mercifulness


  • permissive
  • unpermissive
  • narrow-mindedness
  • intolerance

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Rhymes with Leniency

  • absorbency
  • accountancy
  • agency
  • ascendancy
  • ascendency
  • bouncy
  • buoyancy
  • chancey
  • chancy
  • chauncey
  • chauncy
  • clancey
  • clancy
  • clemency
  • cogency
  • competency
  • complacency
  • conservancy
  • consistency
  • constancy

Sentences with leniency

1. Noun, singular or mass
Clearly state that you are requesting leniency due to financial hardship and list the documents you are including.

2. Adjective, comparative
Sometimes, the courts will grant you leniency for showing responsibility in facing your case.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Emotional arguments will not win you leniency if your position isn't supported by the law.

Quotes about leniency

1. He could very likely have appealed for leniency. At least he could have saved his life by agreeing to leave Athens. But had he done this he would not have been Socrates. He valued his conscience--and the truth-- higher than life.
- Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

2. leniency

noun. ['ˈliːnjənsi'] a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone.


  • indulgence
  • softness
  • lenience
  • permissiveness


  • bad weather
  • discipline
  • hardness
  • incompressibility

3. leniency

noun. ['ˈliːnjənsi'] mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant.


  • lenity
  • lenience
  • mildness
  • mercifulness


  • fitness
  • good health
  • sharpness
  • distinctness