Pitying vs Lenient - What's the difference?

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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

is .

As an adjective lenient is

lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict.




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.




    (en adjective)
  • Lax; tolerant of deviation; permissive; not strict.
  • The standard is fairly lenient , so use your discretion.
  • * 1847 , , (Jane Eyre), Chapter XVIII
  • 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


    * strict * severe * stringent


    (en noun)
  • (medicine) A lenitive; an emollient.