Translation of lenient in Spanish:


indulgente, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈliniənt//ˈliːnɪənt/


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    (attitude/view) indulgente
    (sentence) poco severo
    to be lenient to / toward / with sb ser indulgente / benévolo con algn
    • Lewis was banned from boxing after his act and for many, that punishment was too lenient.
    • If we forgive too easily or grow too lenient in our criminal justice system, we may ignore the genuine harm done.
    • When those convicted are let off with lenient sentences what do people expect?
    • He suggested that leaders on both sides should be more lenient.
    • However he has a heart problem which might cause the authorities to impose a much more lenient sentence, it reports.
    • Therefore, I will not suspend you this time, but do not expect me to be so lenient with you next time.
    • He was always easygoing but not too lenient and he was always sweet but not sickeningly mushy.
    • It is no wonder labor unions holding illegal protests expect the government to be lenient.
    • Engineering sector lawmaker Raymond Ho said the punishment meted out was too lenient.
    • Academic staff at overseas universities tend to be more lenient towards guest students from developing countries.
    • Many thought this too lenient a punishment for a teenager who had created the world's most prolific computer worms.
    • Well, it seems Mr Adler's interpretation of that punishment was a little more lenient than the law would prefer.
    • Dance companies are more lenient about tattoos than you might expect, and certainly more so than they once were.
    • The punishment must fit the crime, yet we let magistrates get away with handing out lenient sentences.
    • To make matters worse, the Criminal Code orders judges to give lenient sentences to Indian criminals.
    • A journalist in Melbourne wrote a column suggesting that a local magistrate was too lenient on criminals.
    • Perhaps this is a poor assumption, but if you were ever to be caught, the authorities might be more lenient with you.
    • There is no need for them to be lenient, nor are they expected to close their eyes to evil practices.
    • The punishment for a woman is more lenient - she must stay in prison until she reverts, however long it takes.
    • The 30-month sentence has been criticized by Australia and the United States as too lenient.