lenity (Meaning)

Wordnet

lenity (n)

mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

Webster

lenity (n.)

The state or quality of being lenient; mildness of temper or disposition; gentleness of treatment; softness; tenderness; clemency; -- opposed to severity and rigor.

Synonyms & Antonyms of lenity

lenity Sentence Examples

  1. The judge's excessive lenity emboldened the accused to commit further crimes.
  2. The lenient treatment of the prisoners led to a rise in recidivism.
  3. The jury's lenity in the manslaughter case was met with outrage by the victim's family.
  4. The government's lenity towards political dissidents has been widely criticized.
  5. The teacher's lenity in grading student essays resulted in inflated grades that did not reflect their true abilities.
  6. The lenity of the sentencing guidelines has contributed to a soft-on-crime approach.
  7. The boss's lenity towards tardiness has created a culture of laxity among employees.
  8. The company's lenity in granting sick days has led to employees abusing the privilege.
  9. The lenity of the punishment for theft has failed to deter potential criminals.
  10. The lenity shown by the prosecutor in the plea deal was seen as a betrayal of justice.

FAQs About the word lenity

mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerantThe state or quality of being lenient; mildness of temper or disposition; gentleness of treatment; sof

mercy, clemency, mercifulness, leniency, compassion, generosity, tenderness, kindness, charity, sympathy

venom, revenge, requital, malice, hatred, uncharitableness, sadism, vindictiveness, savageness, spite

The judge's excessive lenity emboldened the accused to commit further crimes.

The lenient treatment of the prisoners led to a rise in recidivism.

The jury's lenity in the manslaughter case was met with outrage by the victim's family.

The government's lenity towards political dissidents has been widely criticized.