Definitions for indulgentɪnˈdʌl dʒənt

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  1. indulgent(adj)

    characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

    "indulgent grandparents"

  2. indulgent, lenient, soft(adj)

    tolerant or lenient

    "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"

  3. indulgent(adj)

    being favorably inclined

    "an indulgent attitude"

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  1. indulgent(Adjective)

    Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; favorable; indisposed to be severe or harsh, or to exercise necessary restraint: as, an indulgent parent; to be indulgent to servants.

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  1. Indulgent(adj)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. indulgens, -entis, p. pr. of indulgere: cf. F. indulgent. See Indulge.]


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