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Meaning of INDULGENT

Pronunciation:  in'duljunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude"
  2. [adj]  showing or characterized by or given to indulgence; "indulgent grandparents"
  3. [adj]  tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; "too soft on the children"

INDULGENT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: betting, card-playing, decadent, dissipated, effete, epicurean, favorable, favourable, gambling, gay, hedonic, hedonistic, intemperate, lax, lenient, luxurious, pampering(a), permissive, self-indulgent, soft, sporting, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous
 Antonyms: nonindulgent
 See Also: gluttonous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*dul"gent\, a. [L. indulgens, -entis, p. pr. of
indulgere: cf. F. indulgent. See {Indulge}.]
Prone to indulge; yielding to the wishes, humor, or appetites
of those under one's care; compliant; not opposing or
restraining; tolerant; mild; favorable; not severe; as, an
indulgent parent. --Shak.

      The indulgent censure of posterity.      --Waller.

      The feeble old, indulgent of their ease. --Dryden.

Thesaurus Terms
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