Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 740 (Lenity)

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#740. Lenity.-- N. lenity, lenience, leniency; moderation &c. 174; tolerance, toleration; mildness, gentleness; favor, indulgence, indulgency[obs]; clemency, mercy, forbearance, quarter; compassion &c. 914.

V. be -lenient &c. adj.; tolerate, bear with; parcere subjectis[Lat], give quarter.

indulge, allow one to have his own way, spoil.

Adj. lenient; mild, mild as milk; gentle, soft; tolerant, indulgent, easy-going; clement &c. (compassionate) 914; forbearing; long-suffering.