Caminero just sounds like a jerk, and his charge of criminal mischief almost too lenient.
The dispute-resolution process is also too protracted, and the sanctions against offending parties too lenient.
He hinted that he would appeal the decision if the sentencing is too lenient.
The Jewish Week reported that sources said Hynes was expected to dispose of the case with a lenient plea deal.
The New York Times and The Guardian asked President Obama to be lenient on the leaker in two editorials Thursday.
Time was when the postal authorities were lenient with publishers.
Now be lenient with me and don't get in a passion so easily, but be gentle like me.
But this time Gissing, with lenient forgiveness, pretended not to have heard.
We have perhaps been too lenient in deference to your, um, sex.
Dennis listened to her with pleasure—though he thought her too lenient—because she took the side of the oppressed.
1650s, "relaxing, soothing," from Middle French lenient, from Latin lenientem (nominative leniens), present participle of lenire "to soften, alleviate, mitigate, allay, calm," from lenis "mild, gentle, calm," probably from PIE root *le- "to leave, yield, let go, slacken" (cf. Lithuanian lenas "quiet, tranquil, tame, slow," Old Church Slavonic lena "lazy," Latin lassus "faint, weary," Old English læt "sluggish, slow," lætan "to leave behind"). Sense of "mild, merciful" (of persons) first recorded 1787. In earlier use was lenitive, attested from early 15c. of medicines, 1610s of persons.