lenience, n. indulgence, permissiveness, tolerance, easiness, easygoingness, condonation; liberality, liberalness, moderation, temperance, temperateness; patience, forbearance, longanimity, long-suffering; magnanimity, forgivingness, charitableness, charity, bigness, big-heartedness, generousness; lenity, mildness, gentleness, clemency, mercy, mercifulness, ruth, ruth-fulness, benevolence, humaneness, humanity, kindness, kindheartedness, softness, soft-heartedness, tenderness, tender-heartedness; compassion, considerateness, consideration, sympathy, commiseration, understanding, pity, fellow feeling,
lenient, adj. indulgent, permissive, tolerant, easy, easygoing, condoning; liberal, moderate, temperate; patient, forbearing, longanamous, long-suffering; forgiving, magnanimous, big, big-hearted, charitable, ex-orable, placable; mild, clement, merciful, ruthful, benevolent, humane, kind, kindhearted, soft, softhearted, tender, tender-hearted; compassionate, considerate, sympathetic, commiserative, understanding, pitying.
lenitive, adj. 1. palliative, mitigative, mitigating, alleviative, alleviating, relieving, easing; soothing, softening, assuasive, assuaging, mollifying, demulcent, emollient, balmy, balsamic, Archaic, lenient; calmative, sedative, relaxing; lubricative, lubricant, lubricating.
-n. 2. palliative, emollient, anodyne; cream, ointment, salve, liniment, embrocation, balm, lotion, nard, unguent, Pharm. cerate,
lenity, n. mildness, gentleness, clemency, mercy, mercifulness, ruth, ruthfulness, benevolence, humaneness, humanity; kindness, kindheartedness, softness, soft-heartedness, tender, tender-heartedness; compassion, compassionateness, consideration, considerateness, sympathy, commiseration, understanding, pity, fellow feeling; maganimity, charitableness, bigness, big-heartedness, large-heartedness, great-heartedness, generousness; patience, forbearance, longanimity, long-suffering; liberality, liberalness, moderation, temperance, temperateness; lenience, indulgence, permissiveness, tolerance, easiness, easygoingness, condonation.
lens, n. 1. eyepiece, Optics, ocular, Optics, objective, Optics, object glass or lens; telescope, field glass, spy glass; magnifier, magnifying glass, glass, hand lens, loupe; monocle, eyeglass.
2. lenses binoculars, opera glasses, lorgnette; eyeglasses, glasses, spectacles, Inf specs, reading glasses, pince-nez, bifocals, trifocals, Brit. Dial, barnacles, SI. eyes, SI. cheaters; contact lenses, Inf contacts, soft or hard lenses; sunglasses, dark or colored glasses, Inf. sun-specs, SI. shades.
lenticular, adj. 1. lens-shaped, lenslike.
2. biconvex, convexo-convex, lentoid, bowed, excurved, excurvate; bulging, swelling, protuberant, (usu. of the moon) Astron. gibbous,
leonine, adj. lionlike; mighty, powerful, strong; kingly, lordly, imperial; aweless, fearless, courageous, lionhearted.
leper, n. lazar, untouchable; pariah, outcast, social outcast, castaway,
leprechaun, n. elf, gremlin, imp, kobold; fairy, fay, sprite, brownie; gnome, dwarf; (all collectively) little people, wee folk, fairy folk, elfin folk,
leprous, adj. scaly, scabby, scabrous, leprose, Bot.