Definitions for indulgentɪnˈdʌl dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•dul•gentɪnˈdʌl dʒənt(adj.)

  1. characterized by or showing indulgence; benignly permissive.

Origin of indulgent:

1500–10; < L


Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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

Translations for indulgent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


willing to allow people to do or have what they wish (often to too great an extent)

an indulgent parent.

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