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What is the opposite of strict?

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Adjective
Opposite of strict or exacting in standards
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“I can actually leave whenever I want because my parents are rather lenient when it comes to my curfew.”
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(of a rule or discipline) Opposite of rigidly enforced, typically demanding total obedience or observance
“There seems to be a flexible regulation of speed limits on these wide and open roads.”
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Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
“I have absolutely zero faith that you can win this race against Rick.”
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Opposite of following carefully and exactly a set of rules
“James was merely a casual follower of his professed religion, not being one to strictly adhere to its tenets.”
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(inaccurate) Opposite of accurate or correct in all details
“Did you feel in the storytelling there were any particularly glaring omissions or otherwise historically inaccurate stuff?”
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(falsidical) Opposite of accurate or correct in all details
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Opposite of diligent in performing a process or procedure
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Opposite of overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian
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Opposite of restraining behavior or appetite
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Opposite of showing resolute determination and strength of character
“After previous outrages, we had been irresolute and appeared unwilling to defend ourselves.”
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Opposite of very severe or serious
“Leaders hope that taking mild action today will dampen wage demands before they become significant.”
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(of a rule or discipline) Opposite of rigidly enforced, typically demanding total obedience or observance
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Opposite of conscientious in application or pursuit
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Opposite of characterized by conventional forms of ceremony and behavior
“Fitzgerald uses characterization and setting to capture Beatrice's and Stephen's unconventional relationship.”
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Opposite of difficult or requiring great effort
“I love to barbecue, and his recipes are simple and easy to make.”
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Opposite of established and not subject to change
“The rules at this establishment are flexible and subject to change at any time.”
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Opposite of prompt or on time
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Opposite of austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial
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(of language or actions) Opposite of excessively or unacceptably forceful
“The president was urged to use nonviolent measures to counter the uprising.”
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Opposite of real or genuine, in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
“The illusory aim of this form of government is the equal distribution of wealth to its people.”
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Opposite of adhering excessively to law
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