What is the opposite of strict?

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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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Opposite of severe or strict in manner or attitude
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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 providing a faithful representation of someone or something
“One immediate point about this passage is that it is a wildly inaccurate rendition of Cyprian's original.”
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Opposite of characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details
“Some surface damage may result from careless disc handling or simply from bad luck.”
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Opposite of free from exaggeration or distortion
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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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Opposite of precise or strict in meaning
“The broad interpretation of the rule has led to much confusion.”
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Opposite of that cannot be altered
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Opposite of strictly regulated
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Opposite of harsh or severe in nature
“Nelson was a gentle soul who wouldn't hurt a fly.”
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Opposite of very serious or gloomy in expression or demeanor
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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 denoting or relating to an action that takes place at a particular point in time
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Opposite of restraining behavior or appetite
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Opposite of adhering excessively to law
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Opposite of characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence
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Opposite of governed by conscience
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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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