1. mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

Similar word(s): lenience, lenity, mildness

Definition categories: attribute, mercifulness, mercy

2. a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

Similar word(s): indulgence, lenience

Definition categories: attribute, permissiveness, tolerance

3. lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers

Similar word(s): lenience

Definition categories: act, tolerance

Sentences with leniency as a noun:

- The convicted felon asked for leniency, but because the crime was so heinous the judge refused and gave the maximum sentence.