Pitying vs Lenient - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Pitying is a related term of lenient.
As nouns the difference between pitying and lenient
is that pitying
is the act of one who pities while lenient
is (medicine) a lenitive; an emollient.
As a verb pitying
As an adjective lenient is
lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict.
The act of one who pities.
* 1849 , Robert Leighton (Archbishop of Glasgow), A practical commentary upon the first Epistle of St. Peter (page 47)
- Oh! the unspeakable privilege to have Him for our Father, who is the Father of mercies and compassions, and those not barren, fruitless pityings , for He is withal the God of all consolations.
Lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict.
* 1847 , , (Jane Eyre), Chapter XVIII
- The standard is fairly lenient , so use your discretion.
- But in other points, as well as this, I was growing very lenient to my master; I was forgetting all his faults, for which I had once kept a sharp look-out. It had formerly been my endeavour to study all sides of his character; to take the bad with the good; and from the just weighing of both, to form an equitable judgment. Now I saw no bad.
* lax, permissive
(medicine) A lenitive; an emollient.