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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Rhymes with Leniently

  • conveniently

Sentences with 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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