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What is the opposite of lenience?

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Opposite of the gentle or kind exercise of power
Opposite of the quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment
Opposite of the ability or willingness to tolerate a situation that one dislikes or disagrees with
Opposite of the state or attitude of being lenient or tolerant
Opposite of the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious
“Surprisingly, those in the queue behind me did not register the slightest display of impatience or displeasure.”
Opposite of the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense
Opposite of compassion or mercy shown towards someone
“She was also setting him up to take the blame for a fraud at the firm where she worked.”
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