What does indulgent mean?

Definitions for indulgent
ɪnˈdʌl dʒəntin·dul·gent

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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.]

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How to say indulgent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indulgent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indulgent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of indulgent in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Havelock:

    People look for small indulgent snacks to treat themselves.

  2. Angela Ginn-Meadow:

    We all love treats, we all love indulgent foods. But those occasional foods really need to be once or twice a week — they don’t need to be a habit.

  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. Margaret Jones:

    The 'self care' movement tends to focus on solo activities — like a facial or an indulgent dessert, but we’ve seen this trend impacting the events industry — and bringing people together as a result.

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