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Adjective: lenient  leen-yunt or lee-nee-unt [N. Amer], lee-nee-unt [Brit]
  1. With tolerance and mercy; not as harsh as might be expected
  2. Tolerant or lenient
    "lenient parents risk spoiling their children";
    - indulgent, soft
  3. Not strict
    "lenient rules";
    - easy

See also: clement, permissive, undemanding

Encyclopedia: Lenient