Etymology

1. leniently

adverb. ['ˈliːnjəntli'] in a permissively lenient manner.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenient (English)
  • leniens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Leniently

  • conveniently

Example sentences of the word leniently


1. Adverb
One particular problem is “small dog syndrome,” which can be caused by owners who treat their Pekingese too leniently when he misbehaves because he's so cute.

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