Definitions for indulgentɪnˈdʌl dʒənt

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Havelock:

    People look for small indulgent snacks to treat themselves.

  2. Goethe:

    It is only necessary to grow old in order to become more indulgent. I see no fault committed that I have not been myself inclined to.

  3. Alain van der Heide:

    Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.

  4. Robert F. Kennedy:

    The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.

  5. Jamie Cohen:

    We’ve always been about choice, we like to think we offer items from healthy to indulgent. We think we do a good job of listening to customers. In 2010 we introduced a gluten-free menu based on our customers’ requests. And we’re a lot like our customers—in 2013 we realized many of our senior staff members were trying to eat less meat, so we created a section of our menu highlighting meatless options, and started introducing more veggie options and limited-time offers like our caprese sandwich and caprese pasta, which are doing really well.


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