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Definitions for indulgent
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indulgentadjective

    characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

    "indulgent grandparents"

  2. indulgent, lenient, softadjective

    tolerant or lenient

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

  3. indulgentadjective

    being favorably inclined

    "an indulgent attitude"

Wiktionary

  1. indulgentadjective

    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. Indulgentadjective

    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

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

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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. Anuj Somany:

    A black crow does not become a white dove by putting on its body the same color dress or paint; Similarly, a self-indulgent wearing any colour of devout outfit and giving a sermon in a soft, seamless and sweet accent to a large number of selfish disciples does not become a spiritual master or saint.

  2. Kevin Havelock:

    People look for small indulgent snacks to treat themselves.

  3. 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.

  4. Craig Grossi:

    Finding the motivation was really about giving myself the permission to write. For me and for other veterans, it’s something we have to overcome in terms of drawing attention to ourselves or doing anything that we might perceive as selfish or self-indulgent, it’s something that I owe to the men and women that I served with and the awesome people that have come into my life. I owe it to them to share this story.

  5. 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.

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